Sometimes, I think that Joe Biden is the biggest buffoon in the country. And then Timothy Geithner opens his mouth and suddenly, I remember that he’s not the only village idiot currently employed by the U.S. government.
It’s easy to recall Geithner's Bambi expressions in 2009, when he first took on the job of Treasury Secretary. His words were wholly uninspiring, his expressions were completely lost, and the policies he espoused were logically deficient.
Two years down the road, things haven’t changed much, at least not in the case of his general message.
As the Republican heavy Congress debates spending cuts, Geithner is putting his foot down, insisting that America needs to raise the debt limit. “Congress has to do it. There’s no alternative” other than catastrophe.
Something tells me that Geithner wouldn’t do very well on the game show, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. Something also tells me that he has no business meddling in anything more intricate than a bowl of cereal… and even that could turn out badly.
The poor cereal would probably end up having to pay off its debts in a chain gang in China.