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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tim Geithner: Henhouse Fox. Thanks Again, Obama!

So not only do we get news today that Obama's Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, when head of the NY Fed in 2008, tried to hide the slightly inflammatory (ironic understatement) payoff of 100% in government-rescue funds by AIG to its banking counterparties's exposures.

No, there's more: we get the outrageous emails dug up by... that Republican clownsuit Darrell Issa!!

Darrell Issa?

Not to be shrill, but why aren't Democrats owning this issue -- for chrissakes! What kind of two-ton albatrosses is Obama & Co. hanging around the neck of the Democrats with appointments like Geithner's?

Dick Durbin's little candid aside, that the banks own Congress, is more and more shamefully plain. Ditto the general application of Matt Taibbi's acute metaphor about Goldman Sachs being a vampire squid clamped to the face of the country.

Where are earth is all this stuff going to lead to, politically and economically?