Monday, January 26, 2009

Geithner gets it, transparency takes hit

As I've tried to demonstrate, Tim Geithner has openly opposed open government... forcing journalists to FOI The Fed... and Geithner continues to fight them. So I conclude Tim Geithner opposes open, transparent, accountable government.

Yet tonight he became America's newest Treasury Secretary, replacing his buddy, gazillionaire Hank Paulson.

Nonetheless, America has some Senators who believe in good government... Senators who opposed Geithner's appointment.

Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Jim Demint (R-SC) are among the Senators who support good government and have opposed all these bailout / TARP boondoggles from the beginning.

Unfortunately, we don't have 100 Senators who, like Feingold and Demint, had the courage to oppose the Geithner nomination. Among the Senators who apparently felt Geithner's opposition to transparency is NBD... Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman.

I'd be perfectly happy if CT loses all of its "Senate seniority" in 2010 and 2012. Maybe Peter Schiff will run in 2010?

Tim White

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