President Obama told a national TV audience that he has full confidence in Secretary Tim Geithner, countering growing doubts about his Treasury Secretary’s handling of America’s financial crisis.
“If he were to submit his resignation, I’d tell him ‘sorry buddy, but you’ve got the job until it kills you and the critics are picking the flesh from your bones’,” Obama told Seals & Kroft on CBS’ “Sixty Minutes”
The president also took the opportunity to deny reports that he intends to replace Geithner with former actor Robbie The Robot.
Robot, who starred in the film Forbidden Planet and “Lost In Space” on television and is currently Governor of California, has been increasingly talked up to take the top Treasury job after his name began circulating on Capitol Hill last week.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, House GOP front-person on crazy policy, said Robot could be a consensus choice as an alternative to Geithner.
“The trillion-dollar bank bailout needs someone who can speak up and warn the president, ‘Danger! Danger, Barack Obama!'” said Bachmann.
“That’s the kind of plain-spoken, uncomplicated economic oversight Republicans can get behind,” she said.
However, former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas disagrees with Bachmann. “Disposing of toxic assets calls for the Toxic Avenger,” Rep. Paul said.