Friday, March 6, 2009

WOW Lowell, he really is bad at sports...

thank goodness he gets to swing away all he wants without you ever saying anegative thing about him...Strikes 6 and 7 by now...Wright?

WASHINGTON – Two top contenders for senior posts at the U.S. Treasury have withdrawn, people familiar with the moves said on Thursday, dealing a blow to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's efforts to build his staff to fight the financial crisis.

Former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Annette Nazareth withdrew from consideration to become deputy Treasury secretary for personal reasons to remain in her private securities law practice, one of the sources said.

Caroline Atkinson, Geithner's choice for international affairs undersecretary, also has withdrawn. Atkinson, a senior official at the International Monetary Fund, has decided to remain at the institution, a person familiar with the decision said.

Both Nazareth and Atkinson had been vetted for the jobs but were not formally nominated for U.S. Senate confirmation.

1 comment:

Rockdem said...

So what does this say to you Frank?
That these two individuals were poor choices? Were they good choices that got away? Like the guy for Surgeon General who decided not to continue the process of accepting the position?

As I said elsewhere Frank I'm not picking on you, I'm trying to understand the point you're wanting to make.