Timothy Geithner may have been vague & sketchy about his financial strategy to pull us out of this economic mess! But,at least he wasn’t plastered out of his freakin’ mind like the Japanese Finance Minister was.Now,he denies it & attributes his slurred speech to jet lag & cold medicine.Yeah,right! Needless to say,he has announced his impending resignation! Here’s more from BBC News:
“Japan’s Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa has said he will resign for health reasons, amid claims that he was drunk at a recent G7 meeting. Mr Nakagawa said he would resign after the government’s budget is passed by the lower house of parliament. He earlier apologised for his behaviour at last weekend’s news conference in Rome but blamed cold remedies for a slurred performance there. He said he had not drunk more than a sip of alcohol before facing the media. “I want to apologise once again as I caused tremendous bother to people because of the press conference after the G7 in Rome,” Mr Nakagawa told reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday. “I visited hospital last night and this morning and was diagnosed to have a bad lower back, cold and fatigue. I’ll do my best to fulfil my duties for the remaining days.” (End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
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