At Daryl Cagle’s cartoon blog, Taylor Jones takes on the treasury secretary from a cartoonist’s point of view. It’s pretty hilarious, whatever your political views:
No, the problem with Timothy Geithner is the way he looks and sounds — like a kid. A fifteen-year-old high school sophomore who’s nervously reciting his book report in front of the class. Afraid, more than anything, that his voice might crack and make his classmates laugh. That’s why the stock market usually tumbles when he delivers a policy address. The stockbrokers are waiting for his voice to crack, and signs that he might look very afraid, or maybe even cry! Recently, the stock market went UP after Secretary Geithner spoke, but that’s because cameras and microphones were banned from the room. He should do that more often — it might jumpstart the economy!
The economy is still scary, but we can spare a few laughs at the expense of Geithner. Not to mention, Jones’ points are well taken. Confidence is as important as anything else in a time of crisis, and Geithner certainly doesn’t inspire it.