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  •  No, Geithner has his own Goldman taint. (1+ / 0-)
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    Start with:

    Newly installed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner issued new rules Tuesday restricting contacts with lobbyists – and then hired one to be his top aide.

    Mark Patterson, a former advocate for Goldman Sachs, will serve as chief of staff to Geithner as the Treasury Department revamps the Wall Street bailout program that sent an infusion of cash to his former employer.

    Also, Timmy is/was a huge advocate of the criminal AIG bailout, which serves mainly to protect Goldman.  

    And it's not a taunt, it's a taint; one that should result in his firing.  

    To avoid starting dumb wars, punish the dumb people who vote for them.

    by joesig on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 08:51:19 PM PST

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    •  And ... (2+ / 0-)
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      you'll find us a treasury secretary who has never been associated with anyone from Goldman, like, ever?

      And are there any other firms on your shit list?

      "We will learn an enormous amount in a very short time, quite a bit in the medium term and absolutely nothing in the long term." Grantham on 2008 Crisis

      by Bronxist on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 08:59:17 PM PST

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      •  There are lots of firms on my shit list. (1+ / 0-)
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        Are there any on yours?  The larger point is that Geithner is incompetent.  Try judging his NY Fed oversight and come to a different conclusion.   Look at his collaboration with Paulson on the initial bailout and come to a different decision.  Look at his Bush-like speaking performance the other night and come to a different decision.  

        He's smart.  But incompetent.  Life is not an SAT.

        To avoid starting dumb wars, punish the dumb people who vote for them.

        by joesig on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 09:04:11 PM PST

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      •  The term is reductio ad absurdum, if you're.... (0+ / 0-)

        interested in logic, though clearly you're not.  I'll bet I can find someone who won't name a Goldman lobbyist as chief of staff.  

        To avoid starting dumb wars, punish the dumb people who vote for them.

        by joesig on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 09:11:21 PM PST

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