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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 07:17 AM
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Geithner Visited Jon Stewart Last April to Talk About Economy, Not Comedy
In the midst of debates on financial regulation and Chinas currency in April, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy -- with comedian Jon Stewart.

Geithner and Stewart, host of Comedy Centrals The Daily Show, held an off-the-record meeting at Stewarts office in New York on April 2, according to Geithners appointments calendar, updated through August on Treasurys website.

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Jon Stewart is influential in America, so we took the opportunity for the two to meet and to discuss the economy, Treasury spokesman Steve Adamske said in an e-mail yesterday. Stewarts program has poked fun at Geithner, including a segment last year about the Treasury secretarys trouble selling his New York home.

On the same day he met with Stewart, Geithner spoke on the phone with Democratic lawmakers including Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, according to the appointments calendar.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-04/geithner-visited-jon-stewart-last-april-to-talk-about-economy-not-comedy.html

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 07:19 AM
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1. hmm -- that's actually pretty interesting. nt
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