In partnership with CBSSports.com
The Web's No. 1 forum for coverage and discussion of Terps sports
Visitor discussion of University of Maryland and college sports
A place for lively discussion for all other sports unrelated to Maryland athletics
Feedback for IMS and 247Sports
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
I would think that the countless people benefit from the DOL enforcing ERISA for example, would (or should) notice ...
I know little about the guy, but the guy didn't work in the private sector? Then what was all the hoopla about him receiving $900K from Citi before he joined the administration?
Do paychecks less than a million no longer count?
This post was edited by terps99 18 months ago
Since you made me go look him up:
- Lew practiced as an attorney for five years as a partner at Van Ness, Feldman and Curtis
- He has also worked as Executive Director of the Center for Middle East Research
- He served as Executive Vice President for Operations at New York University
- Was also a Clinical Professor of Public Administration at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service
- Prior to joining the Obama administration, Lew was Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup's Alternative Investments unit.
Add to that two decades of government experience and I THINK that qualifies as someone who has earned a paycheck.
I think g$ would argue that academia and non-profits aren't "the private sector." The citigroup thing is hard to ignore though.
Alright 99. I'm off to happy hour before the game but will take up your gauntlet tomorrow!
Eh, it was just a throwaway comment, in part because I'm dealing with a DoL subpoena right now.
Hopefully we'll be spending tomorrow talkign about the ass-kicking we put on FSU tonight. Go Terps!
that was basically a political appointment
NYCTerp is now OCTerp
in his 40 year career, he spent two years working as COO of Citi Alternative Investments where his group lost $20 billion. That's his private sector experience. If you think 5 years as an attorney qualifies him to be Treasury Secretary we can all have a big laugh.
FWIW my old firm bid on CAI in 2009, I could have been his replacement's boss
Didnt Obama rip Romney for his "binder full of women comment?"
And also apparently very loose with the facts.
Then he'll fit right into this administration.
(I know, hanging curve but I just had to.)
Hahahaha ... I did hang it.
Schumer is a yes, Hagel hearing will just be for optics and grandstanding now.
This hearing has been awesome for McCain's bloated ego. Otherwise useless.
What about McCaskill's comment about Iraq and "walkin around money" poorly spent?
Hagel: There's a darkness inside me that wants to get up and walk around. Wants some walkin around money. Buy some SHOES.
I know we're all depressed after last night, but watching a confirmation hearing strikes me as too cruel penance.
It sounds like Hagel is bombing pretty badly. Will still likely get through but can't be a pleasant vote for Schumer.
JRubinBlogger Seriously, did they not prep him or he wouldn't be prepped or is he not bright? Never seen a witness do this bad...
philipaklein Policy disagreements aside, Hagel just isn't coming across as somebody who would be a competent Secretary of Defense.
This post was edited by Bradleyfan 18 months ago
I think he's dumbfounded by the level of stupid.
This post was edited by PaulUMD 18 months ago
Dolts like Hagel should never toss stones at others on stupidity grounds.
Hagel's testimony was very strong. Frankly, if one is to believe him (always an issue) ,he should be okay as DOD head. His priority stated time and again in his comments was emphasizing support for those who serve and who have served. I hope that is true.
Geithner "massaged" his tax returns, and only paid back the underpayments for which the statute of limitations had not expired. He was a zero. If we believe Geithner was a better choice then Lew, then Lew is less than zero. And that is exactly where I peg him.
His strength will be loyalty to Obama, and he will carry out orders while not adding a single positive to the Treasury department.
PS, I liked the Kerry appointment to SoS.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by tagterp 18 months ago
I'm expecting the next R question to be "Is Israel a great country or the greatest country???"
No questions on Mali, NATO, Russia, China, and only a passing interest in NK.
He is having trouble staying on message though.
philipaklein RT @ZekeJMiller: Jewish Democrat on Hagel: "He failed to do what he needed to do. This could get interesting." I doubt it but it sounds like Hagel didn't slam dunk it.
Meh, posturing, but certainly not a slam dunk. Rs would still have to filibuster and only lose 5 votes.
Watching this hearing, I've learned that Iran is the only threat facing this country. Thanks Senate.
Calling Iran an "elected, legitimate" government probably wasn't the answer Obama was hoping for.
Go away, KA!
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports