Back in November, I proposed a round of the Treasury Secretary Dating Game and put forth the two most likely candidates: Jack Lew and Erskine Bowles. Well, this week, as expected, Jack Lew landed the job. On Thursday afternoon, President Obama announced that he will replace Timothy Geithner at Treasury. Since the Treasury secretary’s signature appears in the bottom-right corner of U.S. currency, Twitter and the blogosphere grabbed onto Lew’s oddly loopy autograph on Wednesday (it looks kind of like a stretched-out spring). Here’s a bit more about the man behind “the signature.”
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The U.S. Treasury Department is going to need a new boss soon. Timothy Geithner has been fairly clear that four years as Secretary of the Treasury is quite enough for him. That means it’s speculation season and time to figure out who will fill the desk on Pennsylvania Avenue (the Treasury’s located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue – just next door to the White House) after Geithner tenders his resignation.
The two lucky “bachelors” in the Treasury Secretary Dating Game are Erskine Bowles and Jacob “Jack” Lew; these are about the only two names that anyone’s seriously throwing around. So let’s start sizing up our contestants.