She's got her very own rap video calling for her appointment as head of a federal consumer protection agency but, so far, Elizabeth Warren has received nary a peep of support from Tim Geithner. It's the White House, and not the Treasury's call to make, of course, but never you mind that. People are demanding to know why TG hasn't failed to get behind Liz on this one. You want to know why? According to National Organization of Women president Terry O'Neill, it's because Tim Geithner is sexist.
"As an outsider," O'Neill said, "I think he's a man with such deep ties to Wall Street that I don't know how the sexism of that industry hasn't imbued his Treasury...Treasury is a notoriously sexist and misogynist industry and the good old boys don't like her," the NOW president said. "It's the testosterone-fueled attitude that drove our economy off a cliff, and yet the president has advisers that are from that industry....It's a combination of [Warren's] attitude and her anatomy."
I'm sorry, but this argument is just a crock. Does O'Neill even know Geithner? Apparently not because if she did she'd know that TG loves the ladies! And not only that he loves them but that he's taken pains to prove that he's practically one of them, via a three-pronged approach of 1) showing his emotions 2) discussing at length his love of cooking and 3) appearing in a Vogue, to be followed by a Cosmo spread that will detail his tips for dealing with pighead male bosses and pleasing the right one. So, just, you know, step off, bitch.