Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner runs into ‘glitches’ at Yonkers DMV


File this one under: “Former Obama cabinet members — they’re just like us!”

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner recently made the move back to Larchmont, Westchester County, and was spotted Thursday by The Journal News at the Yonkers Department of Motor Vehicles trying to switch his driver’s license and vehicle tags back to New York.

TJN’s Colin Gustafson has more:

Just hours after the New York Times reported Thursday that he’d turned down President Barack Obama’s offer to succeed Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman, The Journal News spotted a frazzled-looking Geithner at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Yonkers, trying to switch his Maryland driver’s license and vehicle tags back to his New York address.

Geithner, who helped steer the White House’s response to the financial crisis, has doubtless faced more stressful circumstances, but his Thursday night trip to the DMV was far from smooth sailing.

“We’re having glitches,” said his wife, Carole Geithner, who was waiting patiently on a nearby bench as her husband spoke with the DMV agent.

“Even though we brought every document known to man to do it, the bar code on his license was worn out, so that’s a problem,” she said. “And now, I don’t know why — with one of (the cars), they’re having trouble transferring it.”

You can read the full story here.

Geithner left the Treasury in January. He is now a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

(AP file photo)


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  1. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Well!.. . I don’t think it will be a problem for THE Greeter and the Greeted to adjust in what the ” abovementioned comment” référés as ” Nanny State” for THE former coming here from “The Nanny White House Administration”!