Neil Barofsky’s “Bailout”: Tim Geithner Is Sweaty, Dismissive

Neil Barofsky’s “Bailout”: Tim Geithner Is Sweaty, Dismissive

Neil Barofsky, former Special Inspector General in charge of oversight of TARP, has written a juicy new book about the bailout and how it was handled–mishandled, rather, which is where the juicy parts come in.

We got an advance copy of Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street, hitting shelves July 24. So what have we learned about the little (not little) bailout that could (or couldn’t)?

Neil Barofsky is kind of a dick. Barofsky’s former boss, U.S. Attorney Mike Garcia, had this to say about his employee’s appointment as SIGTARP: “You can be kind of a dick sometimes, and they needed someone who could be kind of a dick.”

Tim Geithner is a dick. Here is a partial list of words and phrases Barofsky uses to describe Tim Geithner and/or Tim Geithner’s actions: “brusque,” “bizarre,” “sweaty,” “twitchy,” “utterly dismissive.” Alas, the world may never know how Neil Barofsky really feels about Tim Geithner.

Neil Barofsky is sentimental. For his first day of work as SIGTARP, Barofsky wore his lucky suit and tie–the same outfit he wore on his first date with his wife, Karen. Awww!

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One Response to “Neil Barofsky’s “Bailout”: Tim Geithner Is Sweaty, Dismissive”
  1. Bobbi Swann says:

    Okay, so tell us something about Geithner that we DON’T know! One thing that bothers me is why didn’t Barofsky come out earlier in a “whistleblower” capacity? Did he think his book promised him morer money instead of being paid as a whistleblower? And if the latter is true, then his book is also full of undocumented commentary? Don’t we have enough of those kinds of books right now?

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