• 08 May 2014 at 3:33 PM

Tim Geithner Man Enough To “Round Down”

On a Saturday in late April, I called Geithner for the last time to talk about the Volcker Rule and a few personal facts. (“I’m almost 5-9, just below 5-9. 5-8-and-¾, something like that. You can round down, you can say 5-8. I’m relatively secure in my height.”) [NYT Magazine]

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  1. Posted by Turnip Truck | May 8, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    The hell with you, pal.

    –H. Kravis

  2. Posted by guesticles | May 8, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    respect.

  3. Posted by schmendrich | May 8, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    I think he did the same with his taxes…

  4. Posted by F. Zappa | May 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    [youtube -JgWriSw5Fg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JgWriSw5Fg youtube]

  5. Posted by InfiniteGuest | May 8, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    He's 5'8" from boots to top hat.

  6. Posted by InfiniteGuest | May 8, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Very big of him.

  7. Posted by Heisenberg | May 8, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Looks like someone has been sampling my blue…..

  8. Posted by InfiniteGuest | May 8, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    It's not the first time he's told a tall tale.

  9. Posted by InfiniteGuest | May 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Although a question like that deserves a shorter answer.

  10. Posted by InfiniteGuest | May 8, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    You could forgive him for exaggerating — a little.

  11. Posted by crocodilechuck | May 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    No one takes dictation like andrew ross sorkin

  12. Posted by AfewGOODmen | May 9, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    "I’m relatively secure in my height"

    Wait, I'm confused. Secure compared to other short people? Or secure relative to his raging insecurities about his dick size?

    Or is he trying to avoid discussing how he's actually incompetent at the task at hand. I WANT THE TRUTH!

  13. Posted by Guest | May 9, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Its 96.4% pure. But you can round down. I'm secure in my cooking.

  14. Posted by Guest | May 13, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    I'm 9.7" but you can round down to 9.5".

    - R. Jeremy