Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Geithner Looking Pretty Good

The Japanese finance minister apparently had a little too much, uh, cold medicine before a press conference at the G-7 confab in Rome:

Wow. The Journal reports:
Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said Tuesday that he will resign from his post after passage of various budget bills.

"To take responsibility for the trouble I caused (at the Group of Seven press conference), I'd like to submit my resignation after passage of budget bills," he said at a press conference....

Takeo Kawamura, chief cabinet secretary, said at a news conference he understood Mr. Nakagawa's behavior was caused by taking too much cold medicine. But he added: "It wouldn't be true if we said he didn't drink any alcohol."

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