The Next Treasury Secretary?

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He wasn't included on Charlie Gasparino's short list but supposedly Jon Corzine is being mentioned as a possible candidate for Treasury Secretary in an Obama administration. Obviously JSC's got the two most important pre-requisites for the position--job history that includes Goldman Sachs and a follically-challenged disposition--covered, and though our pick is a rotation that beings with the Philly Phanatic and whoever wins the World Series each year thereafter, we'll definitely throw our support to Papa (Gives the Greatest) Bear (Hugs in the Garden State). The Deal, however, sees a couple problems with the nomination, one being if "it would just be just too weird for Paulson to hand the reins over to Corzine, the man he effectively moved aside in the late 90's at Goldman to seal his own ascension." First off--um, what? Barring my write-in campaign for a Paulson Presidency being a smashing success, how does Bald I have a say in whether or not Bald II (or anyone else for that matter) gets the job? Second--this actually makes perfect sense.
Think about it--you're Paulson and you're pleased with the job you did taking over at Goldman while Corzine was on vacation with his family but something's missing. You just haven't thoroughly humiliated JSC to your liking yet. You need a big finish and also something to keep you amused during retirement as you are a Christian Scientist and there'll be no prescription drug problem to speak of. What could better than coming up a plan to save the economy that nobody's quite sure how or if it'll work, then throwing the away the map to the treasure chest on your last day and leaving a note on a Post-It in its place that effectively says, "Good luck figuring this bitch out, sucker"? The Beard might be trouble, as he identifies any facially hirsute individual as a brother in arms, but he can be dealt with, easy.

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