copyright © 2009 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org
Today, Timothy Geithner garners much attention. Initially, when introduced on the national scene, people pondered; “Who is he?” The former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has an impeccable résumé. Some said his record speaks for itself. Average Americans might have admired his ascendancy. Taxpayers could have appreciated that a man of his age would wish to manage the complexity of the United States coffers. Countless may have considered the enormous challenge he accepted; yet, not comprehend, for Secretary Geithner, this may have been the plan.
Early on, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner had his sights set high. As a child, born to an affluent, and influential family, he learned that all he desired could be his. He saw the potential for power in political prospects. The practicality of a profitable purpose also was apparent to Tim. When a lad, there was no reason for Timothy to reflect on the concrete pavements beneath his feet. Geithner would not have supposed he would work as a laborer. Nor had he likely seen himself as one among the swarms of ordinary citizens. His personal history may have helped him to know, he would not have to pound the streets to seek pennies for his pocket. Unconventional as his life had been, Timothy Geithner might have imagined as others did; he was destined for greatness.