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Bloomberg Declares Tim Geithner No Longer Fit For Ridicule

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Ever since he was named Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner has suffered from a lack of respect, both from the outside world and internally. His boss makes “jokes” in public about dogs pissing on him, chief executives openly speak of his uselessness and hardly a day goes by without a story claiming he’s getting fired and replaced by (take your pick) Jamie Dimon, Mike Bloomberg, or Jojo the idiot circus boy. When people needed someone to mock for a cheap laugh, TG was their guy. Well no more. Hopefully you got your fill of Geithner jokes in already because Bloomberg says the window of opportunity has closed, in an article entitled "Geithner Butt of Jokes No More."

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the U.S. economy is in a “much stronger position” than it was two years ago.

The same could be said of him.

Once the focal point for criticism of the administration’s struggle to resolve the financial crisis, opposed by almost all Senate Republicans for confirmation, and the butt of jokes by late-night comedians, Geithner has emerged as President Barack Obama’s most powerful economic policy maker. His influence on everything from overhauling housing finance to remaking the corporate tax code is reminiscent of the clout that Robert Rubin and James Baker enjoyed when they ran Treasury.

So shut your mouths about TG, ya hear? If you've got one dig you'll die if you don't share fine, give it to us right now and then no more!

Geithner Butt of Jokes No More as Obama's Money Man Now on Top of Economy [Bloomberg]


Congressman Was This Close To Telling Tim Geithner He Was Cruisin' For A Brusin'

“You can smile and laugh about it all you want,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) bristled at Mr. Geithner during a House Budget Committee hearing. Mr. Chaffetz then intoned he was getting sick of the Treasury secretary’s “silly little smirk.” To be sure, Mr. Geithner did have a smile on his face during parts of the hearing, particularly when he was interrupted by Republicans on the panel when they didn’t like his answers on deficit reduction. He even spent part of the hearing answering questions with his arms crossed. At one point, he suggested that Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R., Kan.) had an “adolescent perspective” on how the economy worked.