A Quick What if

By Michael Gray
Treasury-designate Tim Geithner is schedule to have his Senate hearing tomorrow. Why was his tax problems leaked from the Senate committee? Why is the Obama team letting him twist in the wind and wait a week before the hearing after the leak?

It may be nothing by tomorrow, but how many times can the Obama team hear: Why should he oversee the IRS when he didn’t pay taxes?

Did Geithner butt heads with economic chieftain and former Treasury head Larry Summers, who he formerly worked for?

And could Summers be looking for a more seasoned bag money man like fellow Treasury alum Robert Rubin to move in quickly and implementĀ  Obama’s plan of putting money in consumers and state government hands instead of black-hole banks.

I have no reason to think this is true, except my gut. We’ll know soon enough.

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