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Tim Geithner Is Not Too Good To [Verb] His Own [Noun]

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Obviously a lot of ways to go with this one. Fill in the blanks now, big reveal after the jump.

The answer we were looking for was to "fetch" his own "coffee." Fetch and coffee. Not braid/hair, S/D, shave/legs, pack/lunch though all those might be accurate. Today it's fetch/coffee.

At 8:30 a.m. Monday-a half hour before he was scheduled to speak at the Time Warner Economic Summit-Geithner pulled up in a dark blue SUV around the corner from the Time Warner Center in midtown Manhattan. From inside a Starbucks across the way, I watched Geithner pop out of the back seat and walk briskly across 60th Street into the Starbucks, followed by two men (presumably his security detail). The line was at least ten people deep. But Geithner stood by himself in the queue with everyone else and focused on his BlackBerry until it was his turn to order and pay. If anyone recognized the Treasury Secretary, they didn't make a fuss.

Geithner's Caffeine Fix [CNN Money]


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?

Tim Geithner Is Not Leaving This Fiscal Cliff Deal To Chance

Yes, he said that he'll stay 'til this thing gets done but FYI, he's already booked a one-way ticket out of this dump and it's nonrefundable, so if you think he's gonna just stand by while you people fumble around and fuck everything up, thereby prolonging his stay in this asylum one day longer, think again!