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I’m in between flights home after a quick NYC trip. The Geithner Senate Finance Committee vote is over. He sailed through despite his “tax goofs” and legal “trivialities.”

I joked the other day about the capitulationists I’m now calling the “B.O. (Barack Obama/Bend Over) Republicans.”

Here they are:

Mr. Geithner’s abilities and credentials were never at issue, and even those conservative Republicans who differ with Mr. Geithner ideologically said they were glad to support him.

“I’m not sure he comes from where I come from, but he’s the president’s nominee,” said Senator Mike Crapo, Republican of Idaho.

Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, said he was sure Mr. Geithner was “a person of great integrity, even though he’s made these mistakes,” an allusion to the back-taxes issue. Mr. Hatch praised Mr. Geithner as “non-ideological, which to me is very important.”

Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, said he was “willing to give Mr. Geithner the benefit of the doubt” on his tax mistakes. But, he added pointedly, he was not willing to give the benefit of the doubt to the so-called “masters of the universe,” apparently meaning the once-mighty Wall Street figures who have borne much of the blame for the current economic troubles.

The other Republicans who endorsed Mr. Geithner were Olympia J. Snowe of Maine and John Ensign of Nevada.

And here are the GOP Senators who will be able to point back proudly to their votes when the B.O. Republicans start panicking in the wake of more Geithner-engineered failures:

The five senators who voted “no” are all Republicans: Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, Jon Kyl of Arizona, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, Pat Roberts of Kansas and Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming.

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