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Tim Geithner Will Sort Out This Whole Fed Chairman Controversy Once And For All

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Timothy F. Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary, finishes his opening statement during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Geithner said he was concerned when he heard about potential weaknesses in the London interbank offered rate in 2008 and reiterated that he moved quickly to alert U.S. and British regulators. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images | Getty

So, this happened:

Because when you stand accused of being beholden to an old-boy network of Robert Rubinites, the first person you naturally turn to for help is Timothy Geithner.

This raises some interesting questions:

Is President Obama now just trolling the Huffington Post, of which he is reportedly a big fan, out of boredom?

Will we very soon have a "Dick Cheney helps George Bush pick the Vice President" type situation on our hands? (h/t Justin Perras for this nightmare scenario)

Will Tim Geithner have a moment of epiphany and realize it would be totally wrong of him to recommend his old mentor/hijacking buddy Larry Summers for the job?

And finally: Seriously? Why is Tim Geithner in this discussion?

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