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Tim Geithner Has Some Fans!

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He likely plied them with free Beast the night before but this still counts!

Geithner stepped onto a stage last week in Milwaukee, where unemployment is about 12 percent, and told 200 cheering college students that “it is excellent to be away from Washington.” “I didn’t really even know Secretary Geithner before the event,” said Allen Brown, 23, a senior from Germantown, Wisconsin, who is majoring in marketing. “He was very impressive” and “reiterated the point very well” that a regulatory revamp is needed.

Of course, he still has some detractors but whatevs, haters gonna hate. Plus, this kid wants to work in HR when he grows up. He's being trained to hate life and make you want to hate life, too.

Zach Wambold, a 21-year-old from Watertown, Wisconsin, who’s studying human resources management and political science, said Geithner “didn’t offer as much to show his expertise in the field as he could have.”


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?