More Evidence Jon Stewart Rules the World

Treasury chief visited for off-the-record talk on economy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2010 2:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's not every comedy show host who warrants an off-the-record talk on the economy with the Treasury chief. But Jon Stewart's clout apparently knows no bounds. Bloomberg noticed that Tim Geithner's newly published appointments calendar included a visit to Stewart's New York office during a busy time in April to discuss all things fiscal. It wasn't for the show, however.

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“Jon Stewart is influential in America, so we took the opportunity for the two to meet and to discuss the economy,” a Treasury spokesman explains. On the same day, Geithner also spoke with the likes of Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, and Nancy Pelosi—but not in person. (Read more Timothy Geithner stories.)

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