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Meet the new Fed chairman, same as the old Fed chairman


Full details on the vote -- which saw Ben Bernanke pocket 70 ayes -- here. Am I wrong to think that this makes Timothy Geithner's future cloudier?

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By Ezra Klein  |  January 28, 2010; 5:20 PM ET
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Can you elaborate on your last sentence about Geithner?

Posted by: burndtdan | January 28, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I'd imagine Ezra suggested Geithner is in danger because Bernanke's scalp is now safe from the mob...

Posted by: justin84 | January 29, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

70/30 during the worst financial crisis since the great depression is not bad, contrary to what all the gasbags are saying. Yeah, its the narrowest (?!?) majority for a fed chair ever or something. But given what's happened the last 18 months I don't see it as a signifier of anything.

As for Geithner, are you saying that somebody/anybody's head needs to roll and it may as well be his?

I try to explain this to all these masters-of-the-universe wannabes here at my place of employment in the belly of the beast that there are plenty of people out there that are steaming mad, and they have a right to be. If they want Timmeh's scalp, well, then maybe they will get it. But how can you say that's related to Bernanke?

Posted by: luko | January 29, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

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