Tim Geithner is and will continue to be a poor choice for secretary of the treasury. Not because he "cheated" on his taxes. Not because he has been less than forthright on his part in AIG bonuses. Not because he is a totally ineffective communicator.
But because as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank for five years immediately preceding his appointment as secretary of the treasury, right in the middle of our financial capital, he seemingly contributed nothing to early warnings about our current crises. To give him expanded powers ("Geithner Asks Congress for Expanded Powers," March 25) will only compound the original mistake of his appointment.
Upper St. Clair