You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

President Obama Jokes About Treasury Secretary Nominee Jack Lew's Signature

President Obama spoke at the White House today to officially nominate his chief of staff, Jack Lew, to succeed Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary.

In recent days, many have poked fun at Lew's loopy and rather illegible signature and referenced the possibility that it would soon be on U.S. dollars. Lew mentioned it in his remarks, noting that he and Geithner "share a common challenge with penmanship."

The president didn't let Lew off the hook either, ribbing him about it at the end of the event and telling him to work on it before his signature starts going on dollars.

"I had never noticed Jack's signature. And when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, I considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. Jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency, should he be confirmed," Obama joked to laughter from the press corps.

Watch the remarks:

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, 'The Guardian Angel,' here.