Carol Harrington was quoted on the potential 2010 expiration of the federal estate tax due to a 2001 tax cut. "We don't know what to tell our clients.... Nobody...thought Congress would be this irresponsible in dealing with a situation that they had on the horizon for nine years" (Washington Post, Dec. 19). Although Congress may make the tax retroactive, "there are some people who will take that bet" that it won't, which "could be a pretty big advantage if Congress is so dysfunctional" as not to act (Bloomberg, Dec. 21; Denver Post, Dec. 28). Meanwhile, the expiration "bring[s] potential planning opportunities but also dilemmas, because we don't know what will happen" (Wall Street Journal, December 19). In short, she sees "a disaster even if you are in favor of repeal" (Reuters, Dec. 18), because estate planners "may have to change every other client document....The uncertainty is paralyzing" (Forbes, Dec. 17).