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Tiny Tim

The New York Times reports on the heroic efforts of Timothy Geithner:

Rarely have so few people had so little time to prop up so many pillars of the economy as those in the Treasury Department under Timothy F. Geithner.

In the six weeks since Mr. Geithner took over as Treasury
secretary, he and a skeleton crew of unofficial senior advisers have
been racing to make decisions that will shape the future of the
banking, insurance, housing and automobile industries.

But even
as he maintains a frenetic pace — unveiling plans, testifying before
Congress and negotiating new bailouts with the likes of Citigroup, General Motors and the American International Group — there are signs that events are getting ahead of him.

All the aides in the world wouldn't make any difference. It's an impossible task.


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