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Right man for the job joining us now Kenneth Baer a former OMB associate director and now with the -- a group is also former senior advisor to Jack -- out.
But -- you uniquely qualified to talk about him.
You say he's a bipartisan but there were reports of Republicans who have not had kind things to say about it when they dealt with him during the year 2011 budget negotiations.
They called in condescending inflexible and a little bit sneaky.
Of those fair assessment.
Not at all you know.
To me that's all -- a monumental case a sour grapes Jack Lew.
Knows his stuff inside -- now.
That's why he's such a great negotiator.
That's why he's been the center of bipartisan.
Big fiscal bargains going back to 1983.
That -- -- President Reagan and speaker O'Neill would save Social Security.
I think what they don't like it is that he is such a tough person negotiate from the other side.
Of the cable -- like taking batting practice and Tom Seaver I guess it becomes hard to do.
So then if you could tell the difference is between him and Tim Geithner because there.
A lot of people that -- comparing them -- a very similar at the same time now let -- weren't really happy with Tim Geithner.
Well you know you know -- I think that one similarity is these are two gentlemen who they dedicate her life to public service.
Is secretary Geithner has a very long distinguished career both in New York fed and this at the Treasury Department.
Jack Lew in a twice OMB director deputy secretary of state as well I see no running the White House as chief of staff so.
Their dedication to public service the sacrifices they've given to put in place economic policies that help all Americans is really what they haven't comment.
We also look at if you say he's not a Wall Street insider we know -- spent a short time with Citigroup.
And also -- the senate confirmation hearing in 2010.
He's -- the the confirmation hearing that he didn't believe deregulation was main -- Of the financial crisis -- a little bit of further mixed messages they have what relationship does he have with Wall Street.
-- and Jack has.
Really unparalleled experience its very senior levels of private sector of public sector and the nonprofit sector at New York University he didn't I work as a management executive at a global financial services company.
-- and I think that gives us some insight I did with them and he's met with.
Wall Street executives -- the business community.
Leaders and he's a very good report them I think it's going to be a really good.
Relationship and outreach to big business -- well small business and all stakeholders you know.
There's very hard to find people with Fannie really could say a bad word about Jack -- despite about some of grumbling you're getting right now I think is just partisan sour grapes if you ask me all right.
-- -- bad thank you so much with a problem group and former away my pleasure associate director -- thank you so much.