Treasury Secretary met with Jon Stewart to discuss economy back in April

Posted by: ST on November 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Wish I could say this was surprising (hat tip):

In the midst of debates on financial regulation and China’s currency in April, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy — with comedian Jon Stewart.

Geithner and Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” held an off-the-record meeting at Stewart’s office in New York on April 2, according to Geithner’s appointments calendar, updated through August on Treasury’s website.

Geithner didn’t stay for a television interview with Stewart although other administration officials — most notably President Barack Obama last week — have turned up for on-camera chats.

“Jon Stewart is influential in America, so we took the opportunity for the two to meet and to discuss the economy,” Treasury spokesman Steve Adamske said in an e-mail yesterday. Stewart’s program has poked fun at Geithner, including a segment last year about the Treasury secretary’s trouble selling his New York home.

Well, hey, what do you expect from an administration who is headed by a man who consulted with George Clooney about foreign policy as a candidate for President? Not only that, but this is the same administration that looked to director James Cameron for solutions to the oil spill crisis, and which takes to fluffy daytime and late night TV talk shows for a little “reputation rehab.” It’s all just one big happy “patriotic” family.

Because every celebrity administration has to have celebrity advisors. Right?

I feel so much better now.

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11 Responses to “Treasury Secretary met with Jon Stewart to discuss economy back in April”


  1. Steve Hussein Skubinna says:

    Big deal. Until Obama gives Joy and Whoopi and Janine permanently staffed offices in the West Wing we know he’s just going through the motions.

  2. Great White Rat says:

    And let’s not forget that one of his principal advisors talked about getting his foreign policy ideas from Winnie the Pooh books.

    There has never, EVER, been a more incompetent administration in the history of this nation. Even Carter was better.

  3. Carlos says:

    Consulted with Stewart, huh? Wow, I didn’t see that one coming!

    Actually, as big a nitwit as Stewart is, it’s still got to be a step up from what Duh-1 gets on a daily basis, especially from the likes of Timmy the Tax Cheat…

  4. Tango says:

    ….this regime is infatuated by the celebrity crowd. As was ole bubba before. Perhaps that is why they appear (to many of us) to be such bad actors.

  5. Paul says:

    I sure Stewart gave the Secretary some good advice ! NOT !! What’s next for Obama – reading tea leaves ? Give me a break !

  6. Joseph Brown says:

    One comedian meeting with another comedian. I ain’t impressed.

  7. Jo says:

    Just following in Clinton’s footsteps. Didn’t Ted Danson (sp) often advise him? That’s the one who actually married Whoopi for a short period of time. . . .

  8. Carlos says:

    I know Duh-1 was an affirmative action student and grad student, hence the clearly poor-to-missing thought processes, but what’s Timmy Taxcheat’s excuse? Rich parents, maybe?

    And I was thinking maybe it was a clown meeting with a comedian (take your choice of which is which), but maybe it’s more like fool and clown?

  9. MissJean says:

    It all makes sense! Stephen Colbert advises Congress about farm laborers; Jon Stewart advises the President.

    Soon Joy Behar will be advising the Department of Education on how to instill critical thinking skills at an earlier age, and Keith Olberman will advise the FCC on reviving the “Equal Time” legislation.