Tim Geithner: Prone to ‘Odd Fits of Giggling’

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Stop talking about fixing Detroit. You're making me laugh.
Stop talking about fixing Detroit. You're making me laugh. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

"Tim was organized and low-key, although given to occasional bursts of profanity and odd fits of giggling." —Ex-car czar Steven Rattner dishes on the Obama administration's views of Detroit during the bailouts in his upcoming book, Overhaul. No one was spared. According to Rattner, Obama asked, "Why can't [GM and Chrysler] make a Corolla?" Rahm Emanuel said, "Why even save GM?" and "F--k the UAW." FDIC Chief Sheila Bair was a "sometimes disingenuous self-promoter." And JPMorgan vice-chair Jimmy Lee was a crybaby. Don't these people sign NDAs?

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