Turf Wars

Geithner v. Clinton

When questions over Timothy Geithner’s taxes emerged, National Economic Council chief, Larry Summers, took charge of Obama’s stimulus package, leading some to ask whether the two economic heavyweights could coexist. At The New Republic, Noam Scheiber expects the two men will get along just fine, especially because both have a “formidable relationship with the president,” but that doesn’t mean Geithner shouldn’t watch his back. “In the end, Geithner should probably be more wary of another Clinton-era principal: Hillary. Foggy Bottom has spent the last month hinting at its designs on economic policy, which would presumably come at the expense of Treasury.”