January 26th, 2009
07:55 PM ET
9 years ago

Geithner sworn in as Treasury Secretary

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden swore in Timothy Geithner as the nation's next Treasury Secretary as President Obama looked on Monday evening.

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Updated 7:55 p.m.

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soundoff (155 Responses)
  1. Jen

    Typical Obama - Chicago!

    January 26, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  2. Lauren

    CRAZY,,, SIMPLY CRAZY. How can a man who failed ot pay his own taxes, and then come up with every lame excuse to the reason why,,, be appointed to run the IRS.

    Yea,, change we can believe in,, put a tax cheat in office.....

    January 26, 2009 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  3. Proud American

    I'll take a tax evaiding Democrat over a child molesting/ bathroom cruising, war mongering Republican anyday.

    January 26, 2009 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  4. Rob

    I decided t give Obama the benifit of the doubt after the election. He hath lost what little faith I had now. This man is a criminal plain and simple. A man here was just convicted 2 days ago for much less and stands to have 2 years and $100,000 in fines a s maximum sentence.

    January 26, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |

    This guy is a crook....Are we back to the Bush Administration????

    January 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |

    this is very sick..... i guess americans knowing that this crook had the possibility of taking office didn't write to there senators and voice there opposition to this idiot taking office...... time for all whining to stop and actually take control over your districts and states and if you know that a moron is a moron guess what don't vote for the idiot

    January 26, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  7. Bob

    What a victory! A guy who cheats on his taxes is in charger of OURS! That's the OBAMA WAY!

    January 26, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  8. Bob

    Perusing-through January 26th, 2009 9:26 pm ET
    Obama had absolutely NO idea what to do! Peruse that!

    January 26, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  9. Jane (Minnesota)

    Mr President – I'm disappointment in this appointment (the only one so far) – it sends a wrong message – I don't understand your confidence in him. I liken it to leaving the fox in charge of the hen house.

    January 26, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  10. Still not drinking the koolaid

    Didn't the VP say it was our Patriotic duty to pay taxes? They are all hypocrits. Our new "brainiac" won't pay his taxes, take the money he was given to pay the taxes and blow it, and now he is in charge of our money! Hope...Change...the only thing that is changing is the weather and I hope it doesn't rain!

    January 26, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  11. Don't

    This guy will be THE FALL GUY.

    I have no faith or sympathy for this crooked A$$; or anyone who voted for him.

    January 26, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  12. Pat, CA

    bluebullet05 January 26th, 2009 9:25 pm ET
    I feel like the same negative people comment on all the obama posts….can yall get a life

    We have one - it's just NOT a-la Obama, pal!

    January 26, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  13. No Incumbents 2010

    @Robert E. McCartney
    "I am in favor of every thing The President has submitted lets geton board and if we do not like it the door opens both ways."

    You are not a republican as you stated then.

    January 26, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  14. No Incumbents 2010

    @Proud American
    Why am I not surprised you have no prblem with this. Idiot.

    January 26, 2009 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  15. chuck

    bob@ i think you should learn to write first become you make a comment. moron.

    January 26, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  16. David

    This is outrageous. If an IRS agent has issues with not paying taxes, they loose their job. What do we do? Appoint someone who failed to pay taxes as the head of the IRS. You cannot tell me that he was the only person qualified to run the Treasury. Larry Summers has the qualifications along with a few others. In the past, Congress has kicked appointments out the door on the first day for lesser issues.

    January 26, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  17. David

    You got me beat Proud American. lol

    January 26, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  18. john w

    another crook that osama vetted

    January 26, 2009 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  19. tg


    January 26, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  20. Jane

    This is criminal. All the democratic congress is asleep at the wheel. They are doing a great job making it us vs them. Can't wait till the next election when I as a democrat vote for others.

    January 26, 2009 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  21. Muhammad Sattaur

    Im glad he made it!!

    He is the best for the job

    January 26, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  22. skip

    I wrote to my Senator, Bill Nelson, never got a reply, just waiting for the form letter to come in my mailbox

    January 26, 2009 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  23. skip

    By the way, How come the person of change is suddenly the person of same, seems like all he has is clinton and carter people in his admin and you know how the carter era ended up

    January 26, 2009 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  24. Jerry

    I really meant to vote for Obama the 6% negro-44% arab and 50% white trailer trash but I was busy having an affair with my illegal house keeper. Dang she is good and better yet tax free.

    January 26, 2009 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  25. Tom

    Wow, what a change from the songs of praise for Obama leading up to his election! As someone who unfortunately doesn't get to vote in your elections (but has to endure the consequences), and watched in frustration as you re-elected George W. and then threw Hillary under a bus, I have to ask – why don't you ask questions and demand answers BEFORE you cast your votes?! Nothing happening now comes as a surprise to people who actually looked closely at the candidates over the last year rather than simply following the word of Oprah!

    January 26, 2009 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
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