Eleven Potential Treasury Secretary Replacements
Your Next Treasury Secretary?
 
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has made it clear he plans to leave office before the start of President Obama’s second term. As a result, a list of likely – and sometimes fanciful – candidates has emerged. Incorporating American Banker readers’ suggestions, here are some of the pros and cons associated with potential replacements.

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Comments (6)
Jack Lew should get it.
Posted by commobanker | Tuesday, November 13 2012 at 10:51AM ET
Irskine Bowles is the most exciting choice. Not only he is a smart business person with bi-partisan political skills, but would bring a message that the President is serious about the budget and the deficit (and not just about raising taxes.)
Posted by TimRMoore | Tuesday, November 13 2012 at 11:00AM ET
We need someone who isn't in the pocket of banks and their owners.

We need someone who isn't afraid to lock up criminals in the financial sector.

That money-laundering at HSBC and JPMorgan Chase didn't happen by itself.

Why no prosecutors? What are you afraid of?

Posted by masaccio | Tuesday, November 13 2012 at 12:37PM ET
Buffet would be great! Otherwise Sheila, Sheila, Sheila!
Posted by leaderqueen | Tuesday, November 13 2012 at 5:16PM ET
Mitt Romney, especially given his most recent comments regarding his perceptions of why he lost, may have too big an ego not to be top dog and too narrow a view of US populace.
Posted by Kenneth H | Thursday, November 15 2012 at 1:12PM ET
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