Another Obama nominee to the Treasury withdraws.
Sixty-five days after the President’s inauguration and after telling us repeatedly that we’re in the worst crisis since the Great Depression, Secretary Timothy "Turbo-Tax" Geithner is still the only confirmed high-level official at Treasury, which should be the lead agency in this mess. Seventeen positions are still unfilled. But PBO has shown himself in no great hurry to fulfill his responsibility to staff the department, preferring instead to fill out his NCAA tournament brackets for ESPN. It’s gotten to the point that the British are complaining that there’s no one to answer the phones at Treasury.
Any manager this complacent and lackadaisical about staffing at a troubled corporation would soon be out of a job. But PBO has a guaranteed four-year deal.
Maybe the epic fail is ours.