Tim Geithner’s ‘Silly Little Smirk’ Not Appreciated

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Timothy Geithner, you stop that smirking at once! Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As is his wont, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner flashed a bit of sass during his congressional testimony on the budget today. It was not totally appreciated:

“You can smile and laugh about it all you want,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) bristled at Mr. Geithner during a House Budget Committee hearing. Mr. Chaffetz then intoned he was getting sick of the Treasury secretary’s “silly little smirk.”

Otherwise, I'm sure Mrs. Geithner would be very interested to hear how disruptive her son was during his congressional testimony today, hmmm?