Tim Geithner

At a state dinner in 2011, Barbra Streisand told him he must be alright because he was a Brooklyn Jew. It was “kind of her,” he writes, “except that I’m not Jewish and I’ve never lived in Brooklyn.” [The Economist]

  • 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]

A person familiar with his thinking said among the reasons was that Geithner specifically did not want to work for a company that he either directly or indirectly regulated at the Treasury or the Fed. He is said to have been concerned with worsening the perception of mistrust that many Americans feel toward government and Wall Street. [CNBC]

He’s also ruled out War And Pissed Off, No, Go Fuck YOURself, John Mack, Once I Think I’m Out…Tim Geithner’s Treasury Department, My Own Personal Guantanamo Bay, and Fucking Lettuce, much to our dismay. Read more »

You would think that after busting his ass for four miserable years, getting (figuratively, that we know of) pissed on by his boss, fucked with by Joe Biden, shat on by heads of public companies, and bitched out by John Mack, that things could go his way, just once. That after having surgery to remove a gigantic kidney stone, being forced to watch his vacant Larchmont home sit on the market, having to reduce his asking price for a first and then second time, the stars could once– just once!– align in his favor. You would think all of this, but you would be wrong. Read more »

“There is a lot of talk about who might be the next Fed chairman. Larry Fink is saying it could be Timothy Geithner. He’s not a bad choice, he ran the Treasury Department and BlackRock is very close to the Treasury Department. Fink is telling friends on the street not to rule out Geithner.” [FBN]

With just nine months to go in the Beard Era, the time has come for the press to start casting about for a successor. There’s the obvious one: Janet Yellen, Fed vice chairwoman, who has friends and foes, according to the Gray Lady. Apparently, though, she may be a little too worried about getting people jobs, and not worried enough about whipping inflation now. Read more »