So is it really a reach to believe that Tim Geithner's father, Peter F. Geithner and Barack Obama's mother crossed paths in Indonesia? According to CHINA DAILY:
Geithner's paternal grandfather, Paul Herman Geithner (1902–1972), emigrated with his parents from Zeulenroda, Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1908. His father, Peter F. Geithner, is the director of the Asia program at the Ford Foundation in New York. During the early 1980s, Peter Geithner oversaw the Ford Foundation's microfinance programs in Indonesia being developed by S. Ann Dunham-Soetoro, President Barack Obama's mother, and they met in person at least once. Timothy Geithner's mother, Deborah Moore Geithner, is a pianist and piano teacher in Larchmont, New York where his parents currently reside. Geithner's maternal grandfather, Charles F. Moore, was an adviser to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and served as Vice President of Public Relations from 1952-1964 for Ford Motor Company.Really. What are the odds that Barack Obama's mother and Timothy Geithner's father knew each other and met at least once in Indonesia? Given that reality, what are the odds of Barack appointing Timothy being pure coincidence and having nothing to do with that relationship?
As for the FORD FOUNDATION, I don't know much about them but their search engine turned up a lot of hits when I entered Peter Geithner's NAME.
h/t to Barrackaid #7