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Caroline Out, Geithner In?

So Caroline is out as NY’s next senator, ostensibly because of some tax and housekeeper irregularities, but we’re going to get Tim Geithner at Treasury despite his obvious tax evasion because, well just because. If it was any other job, or in a normal economic climate, he would probably go down. But the present emergency dictates speed over ethical punctilio.

Back to Caroline. It has long been on the back of my frivolous To-Do list to write an imaginary confirmation hearing dialogue for the appointment of Joe Kennedy to be head of the SEC, only today and not in 1934. Can you imagine how much fun that would be? Now I may have to do it. Suggestions welcome.

Discussions - 3 Comments

Well, his was surely a counterintuitive selection. And he wasn't actually confirmed by the Senate until he had roughly half a year at the SEC under his belt. So the Senators left themselves an out, should his predatory appetites prove too powerful for him to control.

But control them he did. Of course he didn't stay long at the SEC, he was out within 2 years.

Whoever appointed joe kennedy said basicly: "it takes a crook to catch a crook" I only wish this was the thinking behind Geithner.

Why do rich people have so many problems with filing taxes? Can't they hire someone for that?

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