An obvious Jackson Howard replacement, it has a few things over Jackson while suffering a few disadvantages
Pros vs. Jackson:
Adds to the bottom of R&D- Useful for burying agendas rather than shuffling, where they may be put right on top
Doesn't RFG itself, can be Friends in High Places'd
Is Neutral, can trigger Indian Union Stock Exchange.
Discards that Vanilla you don't need to recycle that trashed BOOM!
Doesn't require overdrawing or Reuse
Cons vs. Jackson
Get one less use, assuming you do it on your turn and the runners. Only filters 2 cards.
Costs 3 more to rez
An extra influence for everyone
The extra influence is probably the most painful thing, but I feel the corps will adapt. I don't think this is the "true" Jackson replacement, I think Preemptive Action edges this out, but it can be a nice support for other "Half Jacksons" we've been getting, like Alexa Belsky, Special Report, etc.