The Truth About Jack Lew's Crazy Signature


This loopy mark is the signature of Jack Lew, the man who will reportedly be nominated as early as tomorrow to replace Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary.

But don't expect to see those squiggles on your dollar bills.

Lew is very likely to change the way he signs his name if he is named as Treasury Secretary. At least, that's what Tim Geithner did.

Last year, Kai Ryssdal at Marketplace radio interviewed Geithner about the change in his signature.

"He had to change his autograph … when his signature was added to the storied list of those featured on our nation's currency," Marketplace reports.

Ryssdal, who preferred the old signature, pressed Geithner on the decision.

"Well, I think on the dollar bill I had to write something where people could read my name. That's the rationale," Geithner said.

So, as disappointing as this news is, we probably won't get those awesome Lew loopty-loos on our dollars.

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