Monday, February 14, 2011

Alert: New Puff Piece on Geithner

The New Republic has a new puff piece out by Noam Scheiber on Treasury Secretary Geithner, The Escape Artist: The Remarkable Resurrection of Timothy Geithner.

Usually, there is a reason for these pieces relative to some upcoming strategy or positioning, but this piece seems to be just a lot of air with nothing to grab on to. It just sort of hangs out there in a useless kind of way. Strange.

1 comment:

  1. What a fine example of puffery....or blow (double u)-iation, if you prefer. Almost as good as Bethany McLean's burnishing of Hank Paulson in Vanity Fair.

    I guess, now that Mr. Geithner has survived, he might as well survive as George Marshall (seriously!).

    What is this all about?
    Noah Schreiber's upcoming book, I suspect.

    Finance-wise, remember that Geithner is pulling in the "unbanked" sector (running into the hundreds of millions of heads) into the clutches of the banksters.

    I guess that's his Marshall Plan...