I got a couple of e-mails expressing surprise that Brian Williams would go after Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, but after looking at it, it’s less than you’d think. Williams asks Geithner to respond to the remarks on Capitol Hill that he’s Barack Obama’s Mulligan — the one mistake on which they gave the new administration a pass. He does no follow-up, though, which makes Williams’ next question highly ironic:
Williams wants to know if Geithner — the tax evader! — thinks CEOs should go to jail for their economic choices over the last few years? How can Geithner make that case, after evading taxes for years? If anyone deserves a little time in the cooler, it was the man across from Williams, and the man Williams let off the hook far too easily in this interview.