Tim Geithner: Getting his butt kicked

Please see my previous post today on the possibility that Obama’s treasury secretary, Tim Geithner, may see his head  rolling soon here.  Here are a couple of excerpts from the hearing yesterday.  At issue is the use of taxpayer money to bail out AIG counterparties rather than just saving AIG itself and it appears that … Continue reading

State of the Union

I just finished listening to Obama’s state of the union speech and this is classic Obama.  He’s an effective and excellent speaker, as he’s always been. As I get past his presentation and look at his positioning, it’s clear that he’s been somewhat chastened by the loss of Ted Kennedy’s seat and will now try … Continue reading