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Tim Geithner Needs Your Help

A lot of people have been trash talking our new Treasury Secretary for not being off book during his big Congressional debut a couple weeks back, for not moving his ass quickly enough, and for squeezing too tightly. Well guess what, tough guys? It's not his fault!
Whereas Paulson had a stenographer, driver, and fluffer, T. Geith is working all by his lonesome. According to ABC News, the lil' fella is "sitting over there by himself and does not have a staff," though actual estimates put the number at "probably ten to twenty percent" of what it should be. Apparently one major factor in the lack of Little Geiths is that they need people who have "financial expertise" but can also pass what is likely a ramped up vetting process, due to some awkward moments with Turbo Tax made public. Does that sound like you? Have you longed for the opportunity to whisper sweet nothing's in those elfin' ears*? Take one for the team and get in touch.
*They look bizarrely unpointy in the one above but you know whatI'mtalkingabout.


Let's Help Tim Geithner Name His Book

As you may have heard, Obama is apparently close to nominating Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary, giving Tim Geithner his late Christmas wish: a one-way ticket outta there. And while he's previously said to have no interest in writing about his time in Washington (and at the NY Fed before that), friends o' TG claim that his plan for the next year or so involve "a round of 'detox' and writing a book." Obviously we're still very far off from anything concrete but publishers will undoubtedly be banging down his door in no time and when they do, it might be nice to at least have a title to wet their palates. While Geithner packs his bags, let's do him a solid and come up with some options. The year spent sunning himself off the coast of Ko Samui (or puttering around Larchmont, or taking a job with the least amount of responsibility possible, whatever the detox entails) will presumably do wonders to take the edge of the last 48 months but if he's still in an angsty phase by the time he sits down to bang out his story, perhaps one of the following would work?