He says it’s his policy not to do walk and talks but Charlie Gasparino knows better. This guy’s got something to hide. Read more »
Tim Geithner To Talk Financial Reform, Whatever Else People Feel Like Chatting About, This AfternoonBy Bess Levin
He doesn’t want to put the words in your mouth, but if *someone* wanted to ask him how good it felt school the Chinese in that pick-up game, that’d be okay by TG (and if anyone wants to go, he’s got sneaks in the car and this suit is a breakaway).
Later today at NYU Stern, Timothy Geithner, US Treasury Secretary, will give his first public remarks since the enactment of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Secretary will address the core principles guiding the implementation of these historic reforms and how they will lay the foundation for a new, strong and stable American financial system. After his remarks, the Secretary will answer audience questions. Due to security and space limitations, the event is viewable via a live video link beginning at 4 p.m. Please note that Real Player is required.–NYU Stern Public Affairs
Personally I never gave it much thought, though having been confronted by the question and taking the last five minutes to scrutinize TG’s mane, I’d have to say no, I don’t think he does. It’s not bad hair but if we’re being forced to judge, here goes: thickness (one of the most important factors) seems to be average and it looks kind of dry and damaged. Certainly nothing that screams “run your fingers through me.” Admittedly, though, we haven’t examined it up close and one person who has claims it’s something to write home about, and even a source of envy. Read more »
We couldn’t help notice that some clueless shareholder had the audacity to ask John Mack at the Morgan Stanley annual meeting whether he really told Tim Geithner to go fuck himself in the midst of the financial crisis. Mack has admitted several times that Andrew Ross Sorkin’s account of him in the book “Too Big To Fail” was accurate. Mack’s actual words, according to the book, were, “tell him to get fucked,” or something along those lines. Read more »
At least that’s what he claimed to Vulture on the eve of Money Never Sleeps premiering at Cannes.
What are you doing to relax before your movie premieres tomorrow?
[Laughs.] I’m trying to get tickets for people. “Friends.” It’s insane here. You know what a ticket’s going for here on this film, on the black market? 8,000 Euros! That’s about $10,000, I think … which is approximate, but still, amazing for a movie ticket.
It’d be kind of ironic if this film in particular sparked a dangerously volatile futures market.
It’s a scalping thing. I heard we were the highest ticket at the festival. I had 25 “friends” call on the last day [before the film screened] to get in. That’s a dilemma you can’t get out of.
Stone also told the interviewer that though he had the chance to get Lloyd Blankfein’s notes on the flick, he declined to screen it for the li’l fella, assuming he wouldn’t like it, due to the criticism of “the banking class.” Which I think it unfair! Would LB have opened the doors of 85 Broad and allocated multiple partner managing directors to give Shia an insider look at what life is like at GS (and what it takes to get hired at the place) if he wasn’t looking forward to this thing?! Read more »
He likely plied them with free Beast the night before but this still counts!
Geithner stepped onto a stage last week in Milwaukee, where unemployment is about 12 percent, and told 200 cheering college students that “it is excellent to be away from Washington.” “I didn’t really even know Secretary Geithner before the event,” said Allen Brown, 23, a senior from Germantown, Wisconsin, who is majoring in marketing. “He was very impressive” and “reiterated the point very well” that a regulatory revamp is needed.
Of course, he still has some detractors but whatevs, haters gonna hate. Plus, this kid wants to work in HR when he grows up. He’s being trained to hate life and make you want to hate life, too.
Zach Wambold, a 21-year-old from Watertown, Wisconsin, who’s studying human resources management and political science, said Geithner “didn’t offer as much to show his expertise in the field as he could have.”
Obviously a whole lot but in this case the answer we were looking for was failure to pay taxes like the rest of us law abiding citizens. Read more »
As previously mentioned, Tim Geithner recently embarked on a pussy outreach program. He’s sick of trying to please you men and has moved on to the ladies. Vogue spreads, grocery shopping, recipe swaps, BJ tips, he’s doing it all. Clearly TG’s “just one of the girls” image would not be complete without some jokes at The Enemy’s expense. Consider it done. Read more »
He may be the Andrew Tong to Wall Street/Washington/the neighborhood kids’ Ping Jiang (by which I mean people choke him out, and he doesn’t say anything), but damn it, if his time with the ladies has taught Tim Geithner anything it’s that he is a strong, proud woman whose self-worth will not be diminished by your bitchiness and faux-sincerity.
[CNBC] a notorious cheerleader for the stock market, seemed a cinch to celebrate any Dow milestone. So Bartiromo’s sharp interrogation was jolting. She laced Geithner with questions about whether the Obama administration was “anti-business,” plotting to raise taxes and bullying banks to cut dividend payments, and she even suggested he might be engaging in “class warfare” against the rich. Bartiromo didn’t outright call Geithner an agent of Obama’s socialist agenda, but that was the spirit of the affair. Geithner held firm to the issue of growth, and persevered. Bad as it looked, this was a mere dusting: he’d endured worse. When the cameras stopped rolling, the pair stood up and briskly shook hands, and Geithner headed for the door. Then, suddenly, Bartiromo spun around and called out after him, in a tone that expressed something between self-justification and apology, “I know you have an impossible job!”
Tim Geithner: Inside Man [The Atlantic]
Hank Paulson was recently interviewed for the latest issue of The DAM, Dartmouth’s alumni magazine, by fellow Dartmouth grad, Jake Tapper. The Kegs talk about a whole mess of topics, including but not limited to gal-pal Tim Geithner (the two have an “excellent” relationship), Paulson’s hippie daughter Amanda (her friends in college were people son Merritt would call “granolas,” if you know what HP means and I think you do), his nickname to SAE fraternity brothers (“The Phantom,” because no one ever saw the shady motherfucker), Christian Science (when Hank prayed during the crisis, it was “for humility, to take ego
out of it, for insight and judgment and wisdom”), and the worst kind of heave (sayeth Big P: “All my life, if I’m really exhausted—it doesn’t happen much—I will have dry heaves”). Then Tapper steers the conversation toward his subject’s death, like any seasoned pro is trained to do (my preference is to ask at the beginning of the conversation, as an ice breaker, but anywhere you can fit it in is fine). “What might be the headline of your obituary?” Jake wonders aloud. This is Paulson’s response.
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