This is going to be very very interesting, indeed somewhat of a "giant leap for the blogosphere" (especially if it would set a precedent!), as Stephen Dubner calls it. Unfortunately, I will only have time to read all the discussions in a few days; as usually I am too busy... So Prof. Lazear will not be bothered by my questions this time :-), but I did ask him quite a few of them last time (October '06) when he gave a seminar here, in Aarhus :-). Not on official President Economic reports though, but on a (one of the very very many...) very interesting paper co-authored by him.