Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner won’t talk about sexual predators at the IMF

by editor on May 28, 2011

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner used to be a bigwig at the International Monetary Fund. He served as it’s director of Policy Development and Review from 2001-2003.

The IMF has now been exposed as a hot bed (you’ll pardon the expression) of sexual harassment. So Politico’s Mike Allen asked Geithner if he knew about the organization’s culture of harassment of women.

To tell you the truth, we’re not exactly sure what Geithner’s answer was. He stuttered. He stammered. He double-talked. He said words that didn’t link together in coherent thoughts.

Best as we can tell, he finally said, “I’m not qualified to talk about sexual harassment because I’m a man.”

One of the worst non-answers ever from one of the worst non-entities ever.

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nikki
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in the following sentence, “He served as it’s Director of Policy Development…..”, the word “it’s” requires no apostrophe, dear Editor. Sorry, but bad grammar irks my ass…. love ya anyway!

Jim Stewart
Member

The man can’t run a TurboTax program so why the hell would anyone expect him to be able to find his ass with both hands and a map?

LA Sunset
Member

If he wasn’t such snot nosed little geek, his non-answers would lead me to believe he pinched a little booty from the secretaries in the pool in the break rooms during his time there.

Liz
Member

Best as we can tell, he finally said, “I’m not qualified to talk about sexual harassment because I’m a man.”

This is the most BS answer that I have ever heard from a politician. If he truly meant it, than I would suggest that he learn really quick what constitutes “sexual harassment” before he gets nailed. Or should I say before he nails someone!

KimmyQueen
Guest

Okay so if there was sexual harrassment he wouldn’t know or be able to recognize it because he is a man… That is basically what he said right? He doesn’t THINK so but he can’t know for sure because he is a man. Right?

Okay so in his estimation men are stupid little beasts who are ignorant and blind. He however must be talking about liberal men then. I am glad that he at least admits that liberal men are crap.

CO2Insanity
Admin

It takes one to know one eh?

KimmyQueen
Guest

Perhaps he doesn’t want to judge the IMF guy in any way, in case the National Enquirer (or bloggers) wants to double check to see if his closet is clean and in order.

brm
Member

That’s exactly what I was thinking as I listened to him dancing around the question.

He can’t give a direct answer because it will be used against him when his own indiscretions come to light.

Now he has laid the groundwork for his defense.

“But I’m a man! I didn’t know that rape was wrong because I’M A MAN!”

Pathetic.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

I haven’t had any training in the field, but I know how to respect the few women I come into contact with in my profession. It’s really just a matter of being a decent person. Mr. Tim there just admitted that he isn’t.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Exactly. If he did not engage in sexual harrassment of any kind, he may have done nothing about it if he did encounter it in another person.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

I clearly remember one day, when we were doing the grading for a new airport, when the Apprentice Program sent out a brand new, never been on a job Apprentice. And she just happened to be a 21 year old woman. The foreman, after completing all the obligatory paperwork, told one of the operators to show her to hot check the oil and fire up a 16-ton vibratory roller, show her the controls, etc. The operator actually told the foreman, “No. She should be at home nursing a baby.” Right there in front of everyone. If I had been the foreman, I would have fired him on the spot. Since I was just a grade-checker, I took her over to the roller to teach her how to operate it. I never could understand what the guy’s problem was, unless he was scared she’d do a better job than him.

Randome-11
Guest

Just liuke the federale reserve and much of the UN, this criminal organization needs to be disbanded, as swiftly as possible.

James C. Barsz, MD
Guest

Well OK, then you heartless Conservatives; if he’s a nonentity, he shouldn’t HAVE to pay taxes; so there. And if he IS a person, in the Obama administration, he doesn’t HAVE to tell the truth (which hate speech, and HURTS) I’ m afraid I don’t see the problem here… everything looks in (New World) order…

KimmyQueen
Guest

Uhm…. is this a joke?

hisham
Guest

Yes, but the deep sarcasm is almost too nuanced for us toothless, single (brain) celled, racist, homophobic, anti-feminist conservatives…almost.

KimmyQueen
Guest

With people like Olivia around sometimes it gets hard to know who is being sarcastic and who isn’t. :-/

brm
Member

It’s okay, Kimmy. You can always count on ME to be sarcastic.

xoxo

KimmyQueen
Guest

LOL

hisham
Guest

Me too and cynical to boot!

KimmyQueen
Guest

You and Barb are my kind of people 🙂

hisham
Guest

Well, there you have it, he didn’t have any feel for it because he was a man. Obviously he’s not in touch with his feminine side, of course neither am I, but at least I know what sexual assault is. What a non answer, what a jelly spined a**hole, what a perfect example of liberal ‘manlilessness’ (don’t worry Olivia, this is not a word…yet), what a perfect POS human trait for Olivia to defend! Go ahead Olivia, give your best copy and paste!

Barbara
Guest

Timothy sure has a lot to say about getting rid of the dollar and forcing a world currency upon us.

Joe Redfield
Guest

I’m glad he cleared that up.

Bruce
Guest

I remember from my sexual harassment training classes, you are not only NOT supposed to do it, but, prevent others from doing it, and report those that do to HR. This is to prevent lawsuits that would affect the company. Has Timmy never had a meeting like that in all the time he’s been in grown up clothes? Does the IMF not have an HR department? Or does Timmy not have the balls to stand up for someone subjected to this behavior regardless if you have “training” or not.

CO2Insanity
Admin

He just doesn’t want anyone to know he had a deduction on his return for PeeWee Condoms.

perlcat
Member

Maybe the dog ate the section of the employee manual dealing with sexual harassment, just like it did for all his tax returns?

deepthinker
Member

Timmy is just covering up his perverted ways as well. He wouldnt pay his taxes what makes you think hes going to “talk” about his buddies at the IMF.

Big Al
Member

I think he would have been more comfortable giving his answer while wearing stilettos.

Paden
Member

Geithner is speaking in liberaleses, an advanced form of liberish.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

I think that’s one of the many languages that Olivia is fluent in. Maybe she could translate. <<>>

hisham
Guest

She may understand the language but is she familiar with this dialect?

brm
Member

“She may understand the language but is she familiar with this dialect?”

Double speak? Oh yeah, she is intimately familiar with that dialect.

hisham
Guest

Yeah, you’re probably right.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

She doesn’t just understand it, she speaks it fluently. Which is why I now refuse to read her posts. Just thumb it down, to ensure it stays buried, and move on.

hisham
Guest

Yeah, I know, that’s what I’ve been doing since the first day she started leaving her fly speck all over this website.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Don’t these liberals all go to the same Liberal-R-Us institutes? Where they learn the heart of boring you to death with double speak and progressive mantras?

Plainsman
Member

Glib, lying coward.. that’s you Mr. Geithner.

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