Booze-free farewell reception held for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner; President cites tight budget

The Obama administration has more than its fair share of media lapdogs, but CBS News’s Mark Knoller is always left holding the doggie bag. His tweets about the president and his campaign diet of ice cream cones, apple pies, French fries and something called the “four-way with beans” lead us to suspect he’s America’s hungriest reporter.

He, along with the rest of the press, was left waiting for scraps outside of this afternoon’s farewell reception for outgoing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, but all he got was a quip about the party’s lack of alcohol.

Will someone please bring Mark a plate?

  • GaryTheBrave

    Another rat bails from the sinking ship. They know the WAHHN is going to overreach and even the Dems in Congress won’t be able to let it slide.

  • nc

    He probably needed lots of booze to get him through the last four years.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Treasury Dept. could always get EBT. I hear that’s a popular way to get BOoze in Obama’s America.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Why should a government function like that have alcohol, aren’t there potential liabilities involved, oh, I dunno, like eventual drunk driving maybe? I’ve often wondered how in movies and on TV shows some government officials have fancy bars in their offices and they drink on the premises of government buildings. Drinking in the workplace, really? Is that the example to set?

  • Peyton

    The treasury’s on a tight budget? Does Obama even know what a budget is?

  • lainer51

    I don’t drink often, but plan on getting drunk with glee that Mr. Tax Cheat is moving on.

  • rogueco

    The CBO was asked to score the party, and it’s economic impact. It turns out, the party actually SAVED taxpayers $8.3 billion!

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    This from a man who spends tax money by the tens of thousands to buy souvenirs on his tax-payer funded vacations twice a month?

    At least we can be grateful for small favors!

    That being he’s cut down in December! He flew to HA twice (his home state is IL, btw), but his wife… The First Wookie, only flew out once.