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Is the vetting process broken (which would not surprise me given all the cronies the Clintons put on various positions) or did these nominees conveniently "forget" certain details ?

Geithner forgot about his tax issues, Ms Solis ?


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Since President Jimmy Carter's first term, only President George H.W. Bush has had more problems than Mr. Obama on this front -- and the current president's issues have arisen after what is widely considered a smooth, quick and organized transition.
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Another hedge fund manager to lead the Treasury dept ? He must be kidding , right ?

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The delay in confirming Timothy Geithner as President Barack Obama's Treasury secretary is slowing the administration's ability to assemble a team to help tackle the worst financial crisis in decades.

Mr. Geithner has in mind several people to serve in top roles at Treasury, including some who served in the Clinton administration, but won't have his team officially in place until after he is confirmed. The Senate is expected to approve Mr. Geithner's nomination Monday after a delay spurred in part by concerns over his personal tax history.

The interregnum isn't unusual during a hand-over. But it comes as the banking system takes another lurch downward, sowing concern on Wall Street, where lobbyists and bankers are unsure whom to contact. "Sometimes the phone just rings and rings," said one financial-industry lobbyist.

Among those being mentioned as possible candidates for deputy Treasury secretary, according to people familiar with the matter, are Ralph Schlosstein, a co-founder of the hedge-fund firm BlackRock Inc.,
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Is the vetting process broken (which would not surprise me given all the cronies the Clintons put on various positions) or did these nominees conveniently "forget" certain details ?

Geithner forgot about his tax issues, Ms Solis ?
Now that's some funny shit, given what the Bush admin did (see Regent University for example). I don't recall Clinton nominating his cleaning lady for the SC or appointing a gopher to AG.

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Now that's some funny shit, given what the Bush admin did (see Regent University for example). I don't recall Clinton nominating his cleaning lady for the SC or appointing a gopher to AG.
Oh, only Harward , Yawl and Stanfard law graduates qualify; continue this and Hillary's elitist label is gonna stick.
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Oh, only Harward , Yawl and Stanfard law graduates qualify; continue this and Hillary's elitist label is gonna stick.
Actually, the Harvard MBAs are having a pretty hard time right now. They are getting much of the blame for the problem.

But hey, at least this is a significant subject that does need discussed.

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