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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Will Someone Tell Tim Geithner To Answer The Phone

Adding to the disrespect shown visiting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the Brits are upset once again because the U.S. Department of Treasury is not answering their phone calls on preparations for the upcoming G20 Summit:

The head of the civil service, Sir Gus [O'Donnell] said the handover to President Barack Obama's administration was severely hindering preparations for next month's G20 summit.

In an extraordinary blunder, the usually-guarded Sir Gus said no-one in the U.S. Treasury department was answering telephone calls.

He said it meant the Government was finding it 'unbelievably difficult' to hold discussions ahead of the meeting of world leaders in London.

Even though the world was in the grip of the worst economic crisis in decades - top of the G20 agenda - Number 10 was having trouble getting in touch with key ersonnel, said the Cabinet Secretary.

'There is nobody there,' he told a civil service conference in Gateshead.

We now know the answer to Hillary Clinton's question about who will answer the phone ringing in the White House. No one.
►The least we could do is give the Brits a big Obama "hellooo"

►For more on where we are heading, check out The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun, The Last Bull Capitulates and Not Too Early For "I Told You So".


  1. Why are we (some of us, anyway) not surprised?

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  3. The country is in the very best of hands.

  4. So who is answering the phone when it comes to that 4AM call? No one?

  5. Due to cutbacks, the hours of operation for the number you have tried to reach are 10am to 2pm, Tuesday to Friday. Thank you for calling and have a nice economy.

  6. This gives a whole new meaning to "there's no there there." Not only can they not appoint anyone who is scandal-free and who does not withdraw, but they are graceless, classless and offending everyone here and abroad. They make the Clinton admin. look like adults.