Thanks, I’ll be here all year… And next year…
Blog Guy, you did a thing on Treasury Secretary Smiley Geithner recently that I felt didn’t give him enough credit.
You know what I mean. I’ve heard he is a great speaker who really brings the financial crisis to life for audiences young and old.
That’s absolutely true. He puts on a spectacular show, using talking hands to explain the crisis.
As you can see here, he lowers his head, then raises it and uses ventriloquism to voice characters like “Mortgage Mort,” “Hedge Fund Hedgehog,” “Slimey Subprimey,” “Dummy the Hard-Working Sucker Taxpayer,” etc. He’s a show-stopper.
Wow, I have to catch that act! Do you know who he was addressing in these photos?
Sorry, no idea.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, March 25, 2009. REUTERS/ Shannon Stapleton