Tim Geithner

Since becoming Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner has taken a whole lot of shit, from both the outside world and internally at work. His boss makes “jokes” in public about dogs pissing on him, chief executives openly speak of his uselessness and hardly a day goes by without a story claiming he’s getting fired and replaced by (take your pick) Jamie Dimon, Mike Bloomberg, or Jojo the idiot circus boy. Basically, his tenure in Washington has become one long blow of the sad trombone. TG has taken most of it in stride but guess what, people? The jabs? They add up. And today’s, courtesy of Bloomberg BusinessWeek, just might be the one that pushes him over the edge and by over the edge, we mean into a plastic surgeon’s office. Read more »

  • 16 Dec 2010 at 10:45 AM

Tim Geithner’s Got Great News

We are getting a bargain on this TARP business. Read more »

  • 10 Dec 2010 at 2:05 PM

Tim Geithner’s Got Kidney Stones!

TG was admitted the hospital today where he will have “minor surgery” to deal with the problem. Read more »

Plus, a panda doing the Macarena. Read more »

lululemon-pants.jpgGovernment officials often avoid conflicts between professional obligations and personal finances by divesting company stocks from their portfolios. So it comes as a surprise that, along with the standard mutual funds, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner owns a small amount of stock in yoga clothing retailer Lululemon…Turns out, he purchased less than $1,000 worth of shares a few years ago to teach his two children about the stock market, press aide Steve Adamske says. Geithner picked the company partly because of his now college-age daughter’s interest in yoga—and as a hedge against her frequent Lululemon purchases, Adamske says. Additionally, Geithner owns $1,000 to $15,000 worth of IBM (IBM) stock, which he inherited. [BusinessWeek]

As should the rest of Team G-20. Read more »

  • 04 Nov 2010 at 12:34 PM

Tim Geithner Talks Shop With Economic Guru

“In the midst of debates on financial regulation and China’s currency in April,” Bloomberg reports today, “Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy– with comedian Jon Stewart.” Read more »