Jack Lew’s Signature Gets A Reboot, Mystery Third Signature To Appear On Currency

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's slinky signature has been replaced by a slightly more intelligible version.

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s slinky signature has been replaced by a slightly more intelligible version. First noticed by MSNBC, the revised signature appeared in the annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council released last month.

But according to an administration official, the new signature “does not look anything like” the official version that will be displayed U.S. currency beginning later this year. A Treasury spokesperson told TIME, “I’d advise you to stay tuned.”

When Lew’s nomination to the post was announced in January, President Barack Obama poked fun at Lew’s signature, saying when he saw news reports about it he considered rescinding his 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 as Secretary of the Treasury,” Obama said to laughs and applause.

11 comments
ChikuMisra
ChikuMisra

Lew's original signature, that little squiggly line, was awesome. He can never be held to any contract.

curt3rd
curt3rd

This is the clown that help Obama come up with sequestration.  No wonder he cant even write his name.

bobcn
bobcn

If Lew ever decides to quit the Treasury he could probably find a good job at Boing Boing.

TyPollard
TyPollard

Pubic-ly speaking it's a great signature.

sacredh
sacredh

He used to be my doctor. On my chart he wrote that I needed a circular incision. You can imagine my surprise when I woke up in recovery circumsized.

sacredh
sacredh

I think Mr. Lew used to write prescriptions.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@curt3rd

Thanks for confirming my prediction that idiot teabaggers would get their dirks in a knot over nothing.

fitty_three
fitty_three

Wee curt3rd's comments above.  

But I was nice.  I only called him an idiot teabagger once.

bobcn
bobcn

@fitty_three

"Cue GOP outrage."

Oh Oh!

Oh Oh Oh O O O O O O O O O O O O O O....

sacredh
sacredh

Outrage is all they have left fitty. Be nice.