Timothy F. Giethner Is Now Secretary Of The Treasury

According to Hot Air Timothy Geithner has now been confirmed as Secretary Of The Treasury.  The vote was 60 to 34 (ten Republicans voted yes).  The list of Republicans who voted yes is:

Corker
Cornyn
Crapo
Ensign
Graham
Gregg
Hatch
Shelby
Snowe
Voinovich

Susan Collins stated that she could not vote for a tax cheat as Secretary of The Treasury.  Orin Hatch commented that he thought there was a double standard for nominees–if Giethner had been a Republican, he would have been attacked by the Democrats and the press, and would never have made it out of committee.

I worry for our country when we put men in leadership who do not respect the laws they are supposed to be willing to support.