For years, Tim Geithner has been there for us. Whenever Congress needed to let off steam, Tim was there. Whenever a lawmaker needed to be told they didn't quite understand what they were talking about, Tim was there. Even when we just needed to see a good eye-roll on television, there was good old Tim.
As Obama's first Treasury Secretary readies for his departure, opinions are, to be blunt, all over the place. To some, he's been "one of the most important Treasury Secretaries in history." To others, not so much.
Of course, there's Geithner's self-assessment as "the most fucking transparent secretary of the Treasury in this country's entire fucking history!"
He has a point: No need to guess what Geithner's thinking. For the past four years, his face has said it all. Watch him smirk his way through four years of endless peppering from our nation's representatives.
Farewell Tim. Something tells us we'll be seing you not too long from now, talking about whatever next crisis this crazy country has gotten itself in.