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 year ago