Treasury Secretary Turns to Professional Clown for Advice

As our economy staggers toward the next major collapse, you might wonder where Comrade Obama’s conspicuously incompetent tax-cheating Treasury Secretary gets his ideas. Here’s where:

In the midst of debates on financial regulation and China’s currency in April, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy — with comedian Jon Stewart.

Geithner and Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” held an off-the-record meeting at Stewart’s office in New York on April 2, according to Geithner’s appointments calendar, updated through August on Treasury’s website.

Geithner didn’t stay for a television interview with Stewart although other administration officials — most notably President Barack Obama last week — have turned up for on-camera chats.

“Jon Stewart is influential in America, so we took the opportunity for the two to meet and to discuss the economy,” Treasury spokesman Steve Adamske said in an e-mail [Tuesday].

Maybe Geithner mixed up Stewart, whose real name is Jon Leibowitz, with the Jon Leibowitz serving as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. In any case, the smirking moonbat isn’t the only clown Geithner has been consulting with:

On the same day he met with Stewart, Geithner spoke on the phone with Democratic lawmakers including Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, according to the appointments calendar.

Geithner also spoke with House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Max Baucus of Montana, all Democrats.

Out of this motley crew, Stewart may actually be the best qualified to lend Turbo Tax Timmy a clue.

On tips from J and Incitatus. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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