Ladies and gentlemen, President Obama’s pick for the next U.S. Treasury Secretary: The Hostess Squiggle.


A tribute … or an omen? We know how things went with Hostess.

No need to focus on Jack Lew’s qualifications.

What Twitter users really want to know is whether this curly, childlike scrawl could end up on our cash. The horror!

But what does the signature say about Lew’s qualifications and how he’d handle the Treasury position?

Shudder. File this one under “Questions Best Left Unasked”:

But rest easy, it’s entirely possible Lew will change his squiggly sig for the nation’s currency (if he does indeed know how to form other letters).

Meanwhile, the Jack Lew signature? There’s an app for that.


It had to happen: “Secretary Lew” joins Twitter.

  • ChampionCapua

    I’m Jack Lew, and I approve this message: 000000000000000000

  • Joe W.

    He knows too much about the budget??? WHAT BUDGET???!!!???!!!

    • ceemack

      Maybe he actually knows the difference between “a budget” and “a series of continuing resolutions”.

      But I doubt it.

    • JustLikeAnimals


  • moonsbreath

    Not surprised that Obama would choose someone who’s illiterate and put them over our money.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Forget the cupcakes. An idiot who claims that an Obama budget will add zero to the debt is more like a ding d000000000000ng.

    • CustomDesigned

      He’s not an idiot – he’s talking about adding zero to the *end* of the debt.

      • Jerry S.

        Now THAT’S funny!!!

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Damn! That’s it!!!

        There is no $16T deficit!!!! That was just assclown Lew’s signature at the end of the financial report!!!!

        All is saved!!!!!!

    • JustLikeAnimals


  • Marcy Cook

    Whoopie…so easy to forge… We can start making our own dollar bills just like they plan to make that platinum coin.

    • Jerry S.

      N Korea has been doing it for decades. Apparently, competing with the treasury is only wrong if you live in the states…

      • Let’em Crash

        Secret Service is far more interested in those offenses than all the Romney death threats.

  • robrrt

    Actually, that signature exemplifies what is best in this administration: Going in circles

  • bonnieblue2A

    Nothing like appointing the fox to guard the henhouse once again. First a tax-cheater from GS and the NY FED, and now this.

    Why would anyone in the Senate want to confirm this Wall Street insider who took nearly a million$ bonus at Citi while the taxpayers were bailing it out?

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  • ceemack

    Seems like proof that Jack Lew is a few coils short of a Slinky.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Bravo, sir.

    • JustLikeAnimals


  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Hey, not everybody is educated so well that he sign his name with an “X”, like Biden.

    • IBXNJ

      How do you spell “X”????

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Biden: “You want the long spelling or the short spelling?”

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    This trillion – dollar bill is brought to you by the letter “O”.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      The end of this godforsaken Presidency will be brought to you by the letters “WTF” and the number $24 trillion.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    LOL, “He knows too much about the budget.”

    “One! Ha ha! Two! Ha ha! Three! Ha ha! . . . . Seventeen Trillion! Ha ha!”

  • Dwayne Jackson

    Obviously he can’t count. His name has seven characters but his signature has nine loops. God, will this Presidents term ever end?

  • TugboatPhil

    Is this guy as “uniquely qualified to get the economy turned around” as TurboTaxCheat Timmy was?

  • $36544368

    “I have unwittingly forged Jack Lew’s signature every time I test an old ball point pen.”….that was hilarious!

    • JustLikeAnimals

      hehehehe…you’re going to jail after the secret service arrests you for forging the signature of the soon-(not)-to-be Treasury Secretary.

      That is, after the SS is finished playing with their hookers.

      On second thought, you’re probably good to go!

  • Typewriterstreaming

    OMG Twitchy is brilliant!! The cupcake signature separated at birth from Lew’s hand is awesome.

  • ZoriahShepard

    How has his identity not been stolen by now??? And I thought my signature was lazy. Maybe I can be become Treasury Secretary #aspirations

  • People Corporation

    Love it! Print off a few trillion.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Another member of Hussein’s assclown posse. He shouldn’t bother changing his siggy because, Allah willing, he’ll never get past the Senate confirmation hearings.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Lew is about as qualified to talk about the (non-existent) budget as Holder is to talk about gun control.

  • r_coplin2001

    I think Hostess should file a lawsuit against Jack Lew for copyright infringement as he clearly stole his signature from a Hostess cupcake then again Hostess went bankrupt so Jack Lew might be safe from the Lawsuit

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Seriously, why didn’t Barack Hussein just pick Paul Ryan?

  • nc

    Sen. Jeff Sessions said this today about Jack Lew:

    “Jack Lew must never be Secretary of the Treasury. His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies.

    On the most important question of our time, the unsustainability of our national debt course, Lew, as the President’s budget director, appeared before Congress and continued to insist that President Obama’s budget—which Lew had crafted—would not add to the debt of the United States. His original statement, to a national television audience, was as follows:

    ‘Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we’re not adding to the debt anymore; we’re spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt.’

    Nothing could be further from the truth. I have called it the greatest financial misrepresentation in history. His budget, according to his own OMB analysis, would have never produced over 10 years an annual deficit of less than $600 billion. Overall, as reported in the White House budget tables, the plan would have added $13 trillion to the gross debt by 2021—never putting us in a position to ‘bring down our national debt.’

    To ‘look the American people in the eye’ and make such a statement remains the most direct and important false assertion during my entire time in Washington. He stuck to this position in his testimony—although Sec. Geithner before the Committee later did not—and the President continued to make this assertion even in the last months of the campaign. To confirm Mr. Lew would be to acquiesce in a policy of dishonesty to the American people.”

  • nc

    I really don’t care about his signature. It’s his qualifications and integrity that worry me.

  • BeeKaaay

    He must be a leftwingwacko, thus that disqualifies him from being anywhere near the government.

  • Jason Hunt

    If Bloomberg had his way, Lew’s signature would be illegal in NY.