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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Geithner Nominees Withdraw Names

Two nominees of Tim Geithner withdrew their names from consideration.

Annette Nazareth, who was expected to be tapped as deputy secretary, has taken her name out of the running, these people said.

In addition, Mr. Geithner's pick for undersecretary for international affairs, Caroline Atkinson, has also withdrawn.

The withdrawals are the latest stumbling block for Mr. Geithner, who has struggled to build a staff. Aside from Mr. Geithner, the department doesn't have a single nominated official in place.

This guy has no clue what he is doing. It's no wonder the markets are scared beyond belief.