Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Educated, and Brightest? Another Geithner Bomb

Geithner, you recall, is one of the 'oh-so-brights'.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, then led by Timothy Geithner, told American International Group Inc. to withhold details from the public about the bailed-out insurer’s payments to banks during the depths of the financial crisis, e-mails between the company and its regulator show.

AIG said in a draft of a regulatory filing that the insurer paid banks, which included Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Societe Generale SA, 100 cents on the dollar for credit-default swaps they bought from the firm. The New York Fed crossed out the reference, according to the e-mails, and AIG excluded the language when the filing was made public on Dec. 24, 2008.

Geithner represents a class of 'oh-so-bright' folks who populate the Federal government. It will be convenient to fire him, of course--just like it will be convenient to fire Incompetano from DHS.

But the problem will remain.

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

This explains all:

http://rwcg.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/the-smart-people-crowd/

(via neo-neocon)