Senate Panel Confirms Geithner

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Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 11:49 am

No shocker here.

Despite some reservations from a small minority of Republicans, the Senate Finance Committee voted this morning to approve Tim Geithner to head the Treasury Department. The vote was 18 to 5, The Page reports. Geithner’s nomination now goes to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.

Seems that skipping thousands of dollars in tax payments is no impediment to higher office, even if you’ll oversee the IRS.

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