Geithner’s Chatty Father in Law

• April 24, 2012 10:52 am


Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will resign his post at the end of the year, according to his father-in-law, who was overhead dishing on his kin at a New York restaurant.

Food critic Albert Sonnenfeld was reported by the New York Post’s Page Six to have said: "My daughter is, of course, married to Tim Geithner,’ and followed with, ‘He’s stepping down at the end of the year, after the election," recounted the diner.

He also revealed that his daughter "can’t wait to get out" of DC because "she has to hold her nose and entertain all these Republicans." Sonnenfeld apparently then added, "Some of them she actually liked, like Jim Bunning from Kentucky. But now he’s gone. Can you imagine having to entertain John Boehner and his wife, with his fake tan?"

The Post also quoted Sonnenfeld as saying that Dr. Jim Yong Kim was nominated by President Obama to a post at the World Bank in order to ease Geithner’s transition back into the private sector:

Food critic Albert Sonnenfeld, whose daughter, Carole, is wed to the country’s top money man, stunned strangers at Bar Boulud Thursday night when he claimed President Obama’s nomination of Dartmouth College president Dr. Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank was part of a plan to allow Geithner to take over the Ivy League school’s top post, reports The Post’s Jeane MacIntosh.

"That’s why Obama nominated [Kim] for the World Bank — so that there’d be an opening," Sonnenfeld claimed to a dinner companion at the eatery’s communal table.

Seated with five other couples he didn’t know, Sonnenfeld indiscreetly claimed Geithner has since changed his mind. "They offered him the presidency of Dartmouth. But now he doesn’t want it," said the gabby granddad. "He wants something else."