Did Obama bungle it again with another cabinet pick?

Posted by: ST on January 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm

There are a lot of questions surrounding Timothy Geithner, PEBO’s pick for Treasury secretary. Here’s the latest:

– NRO’s Byron York writes: Geithner Accepted IMF Reimbursement for Taxes He Didn’t Pay

– Roger Simon asks: What if I didn’t pay taxes?

– Even the pro-PEBO NYT has more questions for Mr. Geithner (via Tom Maguire).

– Jennifer Rubin wonders what’s the deal with the PEBO administration’s vetting process.

– Hugh Hewitt believes everyone should drop it and just go ahead and confirm Geithner.

– Some prominent Republicans are now defending Obama’s embattled Treasury nominee. Surprise!

– The WSJ has a take on the controversy surrounding Geithner that will warm anyone who despises the IRS ;) (h/t: The AmSpec blog).

– ProPublica piles on the intrigue: How Citigroup Unraveled Under Geithner’s Watch

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4 Responses to “Did Obama bungle it again with another cabinet pick?”


  1. Great White Rat says:

    So now America stands to have:

    – a Treasury Secretary who doesn’t pay his taxes,

    – a Chairman of the House Ways and Means committee who doesn’t pay his taxes, and

    – a Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee who’s up to his ears in shady mortgage dealings.

    Yep, change we can believe in, all right. :-w

  2. Carol says:

    We need to get used to the arrogance of Obama getting everything he wants … thanks to the media and disgraceful RINO’s.

  3. I wrote several times during the campaign that elections were about two things: policy and character, each of roughly equal importance. Based on both his policy and character*, I decided that Barack Obama was not fit to be president.

    The revelations in Byron York’s article lead me to say something similar about Mr. Geithner. :(

    *(And thanks to an article at Baseball Crank you pointed us to, ST. :) )

  4. Joe Hunley says:

    I guess the most amazing thing about Geithner’s situation is the lack of responce (Negative) by members of the Republican Party. Geithner as the President of a major financial institute is well aware about the “Taxes” he did not pay–well-He did make a payment in Nov. which is convenient considering that’s when Obama fingered him as Treasury Sec., the lact of responce by members of the Republican Party suggest to me that they are “Trying to fit in”, do not want to upset Obama, or truly believe they are a defeated Party. If this is the case, then we are in for a long haul–with one “Ruling Class”