No surprise that Geithner was told by the White House to lie. The only question is how many times.
Geithner will go down in history as one of the worst Secretaries of Treasury in history, serving the worst president in history, unless Geithner does what he’s presently doing: writing a book.
JUICY BITS from “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises,” by former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner (with an assist from Michael Grunwald), out today from Crown. As Geithner writes in his new memoir:
“I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday shows, I objected when Dan Pfeiffer wanted me to say Social Security didn’t contribute to the deficit. It wasn’t a main driver of our future deficits, but it did contribute. Pfeiffer said the line was a ‘dog whistle’ to the left, a phrase I had never heard before. He had to explain that the phrase was code to the Democratic base, signaling that we intended to protect Social Security.”
Does this remind you of anybody else? Here’s a hint: ” It was caused by a video.”
I can’t wait for the Obamas to be out of the limelight, and the truth begin to find the light of day by “insiders.”
Read more about what Geithner said at Politico.