So far, nearly four months after the Obama administration took power, the Treasury Department is still without a deputy secretary. Two undersecretary positions -- including the vital post overseeing domestic finance -- have not been filled and many other division heads have not been named. The White House vetting of potential candidates has proven arduous, and nearly all of those individuals nominated have yet to win Senate confirmation and fill out Geithner's team.
"I've seen the effect of this, and I wish he would move quicker to put in his own people," said Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
"Alternatively, please, by all means, move at a glacial pace," Frank told T. Geith with his trademark snark and knack for quoting Anne Hathaway movies.
At Geithner's Treasury, Key Decisions On Hold [Washington Post via Clusterstock]