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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Update on the connection between Obama's Mother and Geithner's Father

I have mentioned the connection between Barack Obama's father and Treasury Secretary Geithner's father, before. I have a bit more information on this curiosity and given the pressure Geithner is currently under, it's time to update the file.

Geithner's father, Peter Geithner, was head of the Ford Foundation's Asia grant making for a period in the early 1980s, including micro finance grants. He traveled and lived throughout Asia--which to me smells like a perfect CIA cover.

Anyway, Obama's mother Ann Dunham-Soetoro developed the micro-finance program in Indonesia. According to Ian Wilhelm of the The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Ford Foundation says, "they met at least once in Jakarta."

Tim Geithner and Obama would have been roughly in their early twenties at the time.

At this point, this is nothing but a curiosity. But some curiosity.

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