"We've got to have a fall guy."-- Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon
He's thrown his close friend and mentor Jeremiah Wright under the bus. He's even -- very publicly -- thrown his own grandmother under the bus. So now, with the financial markets going on what a Wall Street Journal editorial said is a "capital strike," Obama needs someone to take the blame for his own disastrous handling of the nation's finances.
So, I give Obama two weeks, three at the outside, to throw Treasury Secretary Geithner under the bus.
"Secretary Geithner, unfortunately failed to calm the markets, failed to explain our pro-growth economic policies, and though he's a very smart man, right now, I need someone better able to communicate just how we're going to fight this battle and win. Therefore, I've asked _______________ to become my new Secretary of the Treasury."
Lawrence Summers (4-1)
Paul Volcker (5-1)
Robert Rubin (7-1)
Warren Buffet (20-1)
Bill Clinton (9-1)
Alan Greenspan (15-1)
Ben Bernanke (12-1)