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THE FINAL WORD.

"I think it's one of the more internal, serious, wonky positions. There are many serious, wonky people in Washington."

- Ari Fleischer, spokesman for President George Bush's transition team, describing last Tuesday the international economics adviser that Mr. Bush intends to create in the White House to work with national-security and economic advisory teams.

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