There are a lot of gray areas in life, especially in sales. Our new Treasury Secretary's smugness toward compliance with the tax code administered by the agency which he will now oversee has no shades of gray. It's crystal clear. I'll use myself as an analogy because "fox in the henhouse" isn't quite accurate. As a banker (especially as a lender), I'm expected and obligated to properly manage my personal finances. If I stop paying my bills, start bouncing checks, my home is advertised for foreclosure, etc, the time will come very swiftly that Crescent Bank will no longer require my services. Not only would that situation represent an issue of character & integrity, it would be a matter of corporate security, as I would at that point clearly and unequivocally represent a security risk to Crescent Bank. Subsequently, it would be highly unlikely that I'd be recruited to chair the Credit Quality committee for the GA Banker's Association. The same applies to high-ranking military officers, members of the State Dept and to anyone whose duties require a security clearance. Yet, the Obama administration has not applied that straightforward yardstick to Geithner. Maybe this opens the door for Bill Clinton to be appointed to chair a special committee on fighting sexual harrassment in the workplace. . .
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