Democrat Kent Conrad justified his vote for confirmation:
In other words, we're in a hurry, and Obama wants him in there. Good enough for me.
One committee member, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., a former tax commissioner, said in normal times, Geithner's failure to pay his taxes would have led Conrad to oppose the nomination.
"But these are not normal times," Conrad said. He said the economy's not "out of the woods" and touted Geithner's extensive experience at a time when the country needs a treasury secretary imminently.
You see, it was actually TurboTax's fault, even though the only way it will report a false result is if you don't honestly answer the questions it asks.