Another Day, Another Nominee Withdraws
The Treasury department is sure having a tough time filling any of it appointed positions. So far not one of Geithner’s nominees have been seated and today we see that another “expected” nominee withdraws.
Annette Nazareth, a former senior staffer and commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission, withdrew after several interviews and vetting of her financial history, a person familiar with Nazareth’s decision said.
Oh and what did Chriss Dodd have to say about all this:
At a Senate hearing Thursday about failed insurance giant American International Group Inc. — which has received four separate bailouts totaling more than $170 billion — Sen. Chris Dodd said he had asked Treasury for someone to appear, but that no one was available.
“I am not pleased that we don’t have someone here from Treasury to explain what their role in this is,” Dodd said.
So Dodd, who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs,, has no idea what the Treasury departments role is in the bailout of AIG, but we as Americans are supposed to feel confident that everything will be ok?
Geithner also had his nominee for the undersecretary of international affairs, Caroline Atkinson, has withdraw her name.
But it is not just Geithner who is still having problems. Obama nominee for the Surgeon General post, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, has withdrawn his name also. Foxnews is reporting that Dr. Gupta withdrew over:
Gupta had misgivings about the offer from President Obama
It would be interesting to know what these misgivings were.
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