Mr. Greider's essay contains unnecessarily personal attacks. Clearly, he scorns Geithner for being some kind of goody two-shoes (which, it must be said, we don't know if he is at all, not knowing him personally). He scorns people who are "dutiful." (What in the world is wrong with being dutiful? It used to be that "doing your duty" was a good thing.)
So Geithner and Summers are smart but soulless technocrats, who climbed the pole of success by pleasing the right people and saying the right things. According to Greider, this should disqualify them from serving in the Obama administration. Who would you like to see in their places, Mr. Greider?
Feb 18 2009 - 6:01pm