Sketchy Dodd/Geithner Meeting Ends in... No Deal
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Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) met for roughly an hour Wednesday evening with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to discuss the financial regulatory overhaul in Mr. Dodd’s Capitol Hill office. Talks are intensifying as Messrs. Dodd and Corker try to craft a bipartisan deal, and a bill could be introduced soon.
Messrs. Geithner and Corker had little to say after the meeting (Geithner simply muttered “OK” to the Secret Service detail waiting for him outside and then turned quickly down the hall flanked by senior Treasury officials Kim Wallace and Michael Barr), but Mr. Dodd stopped for a moment to chat.
“We had a good meeting, continue working. No deadlines, no time. Obviously a lot of conversation…we’re just talking through various issues and we respect Tim’s knowledge amd ability so we’re anxious to hear points of view. There’s no deal tonight. We’re working on the bill.”
If you have to point it out, Mr Dodd, you're probably 97% full of shit. "Conversation" LOL is that what they are calling it these days?
It's excellent that the man who engineered one of the most subversive, obscure transfers of wealth in history (Tim Geithner, I'm talking about you, AIG, and the NY Fed in case you aren't paying attention) is now in charge of "rehauling" the very system he assraped from behind closed doors.
I suppose it is appropriate to put the criminal in charge of building the prison. If you were trying to shank a guard in the cafeteria, where would you hide your shank? In the case of Tim Geithner, the shank is hidden on Maiden Lane and the bloody footprints numerous. But let's hold a bunch more hearings to come to obvious conclusions, that should give them plenty of time to sterilize the crime scene.