I will be participating in a discussion today on Warren Olney’s excellent “To The Point” that runs on the National Public Radio network all over the country at various times.
Other guests on the show will be David Sirota, Congressman Brad Sherman, and David Rothkopf.
It will be live on KCRW from 3 to 4 pm EST, or 12 noon – 1 pm if you are on Pacific time.
Locally, it will play on WAMU between 10 and 11 pm here in Washington.
For those interested, this is the digital audio file for the show:
The subject today is all the pressure that is being brought down on top of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who Barack Obama stated is facing challenges like no other Treasury Secretary since Alexander Hamilton.
My only somewhat flippant response is that Hamilton was an incredible communicator and writer — and when challenged would not need Washington’s statement of support. Hamilton would spend the weekend writing 20,000 words or so making his case or argument and would do battle with his opponents.
I am hoping that Tim Geithner begins doing that. He seems a bit too much like the Beaver to Bob Rubin’s Wally — and needs to demonstrate that he’s thought through the options — even those proposed by rivals — and has a better, convincing plan. That’s what he needs to do to restore confidence in his leadership.
This article may be referred to during the conversation.
— Steve Clemons