Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This Gives Us Great Confidence

The head of the New York Fed is O's nominee-Treasury.

You know, one of the Enlightened Ones. Really Smart. Multiple Degrees. Elite. Refined.

President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to run the Treasury Department and lead the economic rescue effort disclosed to senators Tuesday that he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004, a last-minute complication in an otherwise smooth path to confirmation.

Timothy Geithner paid most of the past-due taxes days before Obama announced his nomination in November

Pshaw. Thirty-four grand? Chickenfeed. And so long ago!! 2001-2004. Who's expected to remember that?

Then there's this:

Geithner also didn’t realize a housekeeper he paid in 2004 and 2005 did not have current employment documentation as an immigrant for the final three months she worked for him, the transition official said.

With yahoos like that running the Treasury...oh, wait! We already have Clueless Paulson role-modeling. Curious that Goldman is the only remaining WallStreet investment bank, no?

HT: Malkin

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