Axelrod: Obama & Geithner Have a ‘Man Crush’ on Each Other (Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That)


Quite a ways into John Heilemann’s looooong New York magazine article about Obama, Geithner and Wall Street, there’s this quote I could have done without:

Indeed, the president’s support for his Treasury secretary has been unwavering. (Axelrod would laugh at rumors that Geithner was about to get the boot: “Don’t these people realize they have a man-crush on each other?”) And Obama’s loyalty has been repaid with results.

I don’t think I want to know what those “results” are, because they’re certainly not a revitalized economy.

Oh sure, it’s a “man crush” in a purely metrosexual way and probably has never devolved into a tickle fight or shopping for shoes together, but still, I like my presidents to have just a tad more testosterone.


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