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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tease Article at IHT

Over at The International Herald Tribune is a tease article on US Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geitner, "Spotlight Fixed on Geithner, a Man Obama Fought to Keep".

I say this profile on the Treasury Secretary, by Ms Jackie Calmes, is a tease in that the headline conveys the idea that something is up.  When you get into it, the article is about how Mr Geitner fits into the puzzle that is the Obama First Term Administration and the fact that the President lobbied Mrs Geitner, back in August, for her husband to stay on the job.  One of the values Mr Geitner brings to the Administration is his willingness to speak truth to power.  In saying that I do not mean to imply that Mr Geitner has truth in his dispatch case, but he is willing to swim against the stream, and for a President that is a very important asset.  There are too many "yes men" (and women) around, in any Administration.

Regards  —  Cliff

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the same Mrs. Geithner's little boy Timmie who was the fox guarding the hen house after he was a senior executive and distinguished graduate of Goldman Sachs. This is hardly a little fish swimming against the big stream. He is one of the ones who polluted the stream to begin with and has now made a career out of it.

He is indeed one of the magic men of WS....and will likely be able to die before the indictments flow to his doorstep. his big daddy.....Barry an expert in the illusion. He is living, human proof of the Heisenberg Uncertainly Principle. I will concede that Geithner's illusory abilities do indeed make him a valuable member of the team.

And...sadly....given the quality of any living opposition to the sitting, soon to be Emperor and First Monarch, Timmy's new title will soon become Minister of Finance.