Geithner Squeezes In

Obama’s pick for Treasury, Timothy Geithner—he of the missed Medicare and Social Security tax payments and iffy nanny—has finally been confirmed by a Senate roll call vote, 60-34. Four Democrats joined in the “nay” vote: Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (the last is actually an independent who caucuses with the Democrats). Politico reports Obama went to the Treasury Department and appeared with his newest Cabinet member for his swearing-in.