“The more time passes, the more convinced I am that Tim Geithner is becoming a liability for the administration.”
An anonymous Democrat "lawmaker" (as reported in the FT).
“I don’t think Tim Geithner will last beyond June – he has no credibility with the markets.”
Chris Whalen, managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics.
“What I want to ask, where was the secretary of the Treasury? Why didn’t Treasury step in and let the American people know – just try to block it [the latest tranche of public money for AIG]?”
Richard Shelby, the ranking Republican member of the Senate banking committee
“I am quite certain that Tim Geithner has the full backing of the president and will continue to have it.”
Roger Altman, a former senior Treasury official in the Clinton administration