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Washington - Obama Jokes Lew's Loopy Signature Nearly Cost Him

Published on: January 10, 2013 02:28 PM
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The looping signature of current White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew appears on a letter dated 21 September 2011 posted on the White House website 10 January 2012. With Lew nominated to become US Treasury Secretary, the signature would appear on all US dollar notes.  EPA/THE WHITE HOUSE / HANDOUT The looping signature of current White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew appears on a letter dated 21 September 2011 posted on the White House website 10 January 2012. With Lew nominated to become US Treasury Secretary, the signature would appear on all US dollar notes.  EPA/THE WHITE HOUSE / HANDOUT

Washington - President Barack Obama is joking that Jack Lew’s nomination as treasury secretary nearly fell through because of Lew’s loopy signature.

Lew’s nomination means a new signature will be added to the dollar bill. Lew’s starts off with a soft “J’’ but is followed by seven loopy scribbles, making it difficult to read.

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Obama said at the nomination ceremony that he never noticed the signature before, even though Lew is his chief of staff. But after looking at it, quote, “I considered rescinding my offer to appoint him.”

Obama says Lew promises to work to make one letter legible, quote,“in order not to debase our currency.”

The treasury secretary’s signature is emblazoned on the lower right corner of U.S. bills of all denominations.


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 Jan 10, 2013 at 03:05 PM Pony Express Says:

Interrpretation of signature- Jack Lew is a quirky guy.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 03:13 PM Anonymous Says:

He shouldn't be treasury secretary for more reasons than his terrible penmanship (c'mon, doctors' handwriting is easier to read than that!). What about his previous statements about the economy and taxes that were proven to be LIES, or at best "misinformation"?

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 03:35 PM Obama Says:

This abomonation-Hussein, is destroying this country faster then the blink of an eye.
With the propagandist media he's virtually untouchable.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 04:04 PM mutti Says:

what do the graphologists say about this?

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 04:10 PM Reb Yid Says:

He needn't worry. Obama's economic policies have debased our currency more than Lew's signature ever could.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 04:36 PM 5Downer Says:

That's actually the balance in the US Treasury- 0000000.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 05:10 PM The Professor Says:

Reply to #5  
Reb Yid Says:

He needn't worry. Obama's economic policies have debased our currency more than Lew's signature ever could.

So let's start fixing things by immediately terminating such wasteful and potentially abused programs such as Section-8, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, and all the other things that you and yours probably hold very dear.....

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 05:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
5Downer Says:

That's actually the balance in the US Treasury- 0000000.

great line!

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 06:10 PM TexasJew Says:

He should sign it in Hebrew.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 10:57 PM knowitall1 Says:

The guys a frum yid and you still critisize?? You should be praising Obama for this apointment. Just 50 years ago this was unthinkable. Do you take our freedom and progress as fruma yidden in this country for granted? Better not. Realize that Obama has had so many yidden close employ and a frum yid as well, its a good time for the Jews in America, hope our children will have the same. Keep talking lashon harah on a frum yid, and showing non hakoras hatov to the Melech of this Memshala and C"V your children may be in trouble some time down the line.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 11:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
knowitall1 Says:

The guys a frum yid and you still critisize?? You should be praising Obama for this apointment. Just 50 years ago this was unthinkable. Do you take our freedom and progress as fruma yidden in this country for granted? Better not. Realize that Obama has had so many yidden close employ and a frum yid as well, its a good time for the Jews in America, hope our children will have the same. Keep talking lashon harah on a frum yid, and showing non hakoras hatov to the Melech of this Memshala and C"V your children may be in trouble some time down the line.

He is NOT a "melech"!!! That is precisely the problem with his administration!!! He is not the king. He is the president and must consult Congress and the Constitution of the United States before doing many things... which he kinda forgot about.

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 12:03 AM common-cense Says:

Reply to #10  
knowitall1 Says:

The guys a frum yid and you still critisize?? You should be praising Obama for this apointment. Just 50 years ago this was unthinkable. Do you take our freedom and progress as fruma yidden in this country for granted? Better not. Realize that Obama has had so many yidden close employ and a frum yid as well, its a good time for the Jews in America, hope our children will have the same. Keep talking lashon harah on a frum yid, and showing non hakoras hatov to the Melech of this Memshala and C"V your children may be in trouble some time down the line.

Blah Blah Blah... its called democracy, got it? Actually why am I even replying to your stupd comment.

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 02:21 AM Graphologist Opinion Says:

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mutti Says:

what do the graphologists say about this?

Jack Lews organizational skills are distinct by his ongoing loopy demanding remarkable and definately recognizable utterance of his own feality in his own scribe manner. His loops are western saavy and he will do good in this new job overall. His J in the beginning is somewhat a fine emblem of enigmatic enclaves of justice and trust and tambourine success. His loops diminish as they proceed which indicates his interests are a condensing sort, but the spacing of the loops indicates at least to me that he is with a good temperment. His loop enclosures are never limited and they all spell the identity that he has a good find in his own investitures. His loops again increase in size to his final loop and they seem to imply that he is a man who works in a manner that investigates the problem and then lets it release to its own vestiges. So while I would not say he is a totally off center gentlemen by his choice (clearly not the man who has designed a formal autograph) of personal amplified markings, his own time on earth will tell of course if this signature changes for the permanent or on an ongoing basis. Would like to see many more signatures at other time periods.

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 06:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
5Downer Says:

That's actually the balance in the US Treasury- 0000000.

or that's a plus how many zeros will be added to the death

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 11:32 AM mutti Says:

Reply to #13  
Graphologist Opinion Says:

Jack Lews organizational skills are distinct by his ongoing loopy demanding remarkable and definately recognizable utterance of his own feality in his own scribe manner. His loops are western saavy and he will do good in this new job overall. His J in the beginning is somewhat a fine emblem of enigmatic enclaves of justice and trust and tambourine success. His loops diminish as they proceed which indicates his interests are a condensing sort, but the spacing of the loops indicates at least to me that he is with a good temperment. His loop enclosures are never limited and they all spell the identity that he has a good find in his own investitures. His loops again increase in size to his final loop and they seem to imply that he is a man who works in a manner that investigates the problem and then lets it release to its own vestiges. So while I would not say he is a totally off center gentlemen by his choice (clearly not the man who has designed a formal autograph) of personal amplified markings, his own time on earth will tell of course if this signature changes for the permanent or on an ongoing basis. Would like to see many more signatures at other time periods.

wow, all that in just a bunch of loops. they look like fruit loops to me!

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