Aggressive Leaders Are More Likely to Be Punished for Their Mistakes

In 2009, then President Barack Obama nominated Timothy Geithner for Secretary of Treasury and Tom Daschle for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Geithner was a known leader in the financial sphere and instrumental in navigating the 2007-08 financial crisis, as the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Daschle was a well-known figure in the political circuit, a long-term senator from South Dakota who had served as a leader of both Minority and Majority Senate. Around the same time, both of them were accused of improper tax returns.

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