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December 2nd, 2009
05:55 PM ET

Beat 360° 12/02/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (R) speaks with Senator John Thune (L), R-SD, before testifing at a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 2, 2009. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

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soundoff (162 Responses)
  1. Pat Manders, Oconomowoc, WI

    Yes, your jaw is perpendicular to my finger.

    December 2, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  2. Sean, Boston, MA

    Standing next to Geithner inspires Senator Thune to come up with his new 2012 campaign slogan: "Too Big To Fail"

    December 2, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  3. Pat Manders, Oconomowoc, WI

    Are you listening to me? Quit the Dudley Do-Right schtick, now!

    December 2, 2009 at 7:18 pm |
  4. Tom Bainter, Fort Worth, TX

    XYZ

    December 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  5. Tom Bainter, Fort Worth, TX

    XTZ

    December 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  6. Fernanda in Porto Alegre, Brazil

    "The Salahis? I know! That's why I'm NOT throwing a party tomorrow..."

    December 2, 2009 at 7:10 pm |
  7. steve- virginia beach, va

    It was President Bush's fault. Everything is either Bush's or the Republican's fault. This one is Bush's fault. Got that?

    December 2, 2009 at 7:10 pm |
  8. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    If im the only one who makes a comment do I get a AC 360 shirt

    December 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  9. Chris in Austin, TX

    Several weeks ago, the General requested an additional 40,000 troops to be deployed to Afghanistan.
    My guess is that the request was granted withing 72 hrs.

    While privately ordering the military to ramp up for deployment, and delaying public announcement, the Chief gave the military some breathing room to find time to assign, train, and equip, the troops, and figure out the logistics for rapid deployment. A new strategy, that can be summed up as "get in, whup *ss, then get out" was crafted that should allow a "victory" and a tolerable exit that will save lives and resources in the long run.

    This should have been clear to everyone in October. Members of congress have their shorts in a wad since they are unable to determine which side is the winning side.
    But that is normal since getting elected and staying elected are their primary goals in life. Governing for the good of the people is far down the list of priorities.

    The form of government that the Afghan people choose for
    themselves is unimportant. They have never been supporters of a strong central government, so dealing with the tribal leaders seems to be the most pragmatic way to deal with the situation.

    Prediction: US ground troops out of Afghanistan by early 2011; out of Iraq before the end of the president's first term in office.

    December 2, 2009 at 7:04 pm |
  10. Jack Blair

    Senator, get off of that box and you'll see I'm a big guy in this Administration.

    Jack Glen Allen, Va.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  11. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    I didn't mean for you to stop talking when I said zip it up,John. I simply meant...well...zip it up!

    December 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  12. Sin Lee Loh

    "Hmm... a late-harvest Zinfandel with green-cherry aftertones, with just the slightest hint of multi-layered plum aftertones..."

    "This? It's grape juice."

    December 2, 2009 at 6:57 pm |
  13. Cameron Cox

    Does this mean we're not golfing with Tiger next week?

    Cameron Cox
    Winnipeg, Canada

    December 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  14. Emily (in Canada)

    Thune: "I got an invite to the Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky wedding."

    Geithner: "Better RSVP ASAP!"

    December 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  15. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Are you sure we were invited?
    I don't want to go through crashers!

    December 2, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  16. Pamela Aljoe, Northern Ontario Canada

    It all comes down to the fickel finger of fate...

    December 2, 2009 at 6:52 pm |
  17. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Do you think there are crashers here?

    December 2, 2009 at 6:51 pm |
  18. lorne johnston

    "I dont think sausage should be on the menu sir!!"

    December 2, 2009 at 6:51 pm |
  19. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    You know Tim, a big guy like me can squash a little bug like you pretty easy.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  20. San, East Lansing, MI

    Hey, I'm down here.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  21. frances

    santa told me you were naughty this year! deal with it!

    texas

    December 2, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  22. Steve L.

    So leaving your fly open is the new sign of protest against my regulatory proposals? Well I'll see your open fly and raise you one Beat 360 t-shirt!
    –Koloa, HI.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  23. Cindy Panackia

    Are you telling me "the black eyed peas " are in question?

    Riverview, Mi

    December 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  24. Kathy Farley

    Hey Tim, put your money where your mouth is!

    December 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  25. Cameron Cox

    Can you check the list again? I'm sure I was invited.

    Cameron Cox
    Winnipeg, Canada

    December 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  26. Timothy Hogan

    "Is that Mount Rushmore in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? Seriously Dude, I can see Washington's nose."

    Timothy
    Arlington TX

    December 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  27. Kathy Farley

    Hey John, can you lend me a buck? Times are bad, and I want to buy a granola bar so I fit in at this meeting.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  28. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Do you know the fine for littering in Washington DC?

    December 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  29. Ed - Sidney, OH

    They'll need to see three forms of picture I.D. your birth certificate, your mothers maiden name and they'll need to take your finger prints. Then you give the secret handshake. You can't be too careful nowadays.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  30. Carl White - Atlanta, GA

    You have the pictures of Obama that got me this job? You have them in that folder in your hand? And you want my swiss bank account number?

    December 2, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  31. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Read my hips
    No more taxes!

    December 2, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  32. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    "Hey ,you have toilet paper stuck to your shoe...."

    December 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  33. Lisa Oakes

    "Remember, just say it like we practiced."

    December 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  34. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    This is it!!!... I'm un-friending you on facebook!!!!

    December 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  35. becky smith

    Leave Tiger Woods alone! This story is not newsworthy. Worse, it is an invasion of Tiger Woods' privacy.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  36. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    "Check your shoe,I think you may have stepped in something...."

    December 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  37. Ryan W, Los Angeles

    Follow my finger to see where the economy is going.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  38. Alan-NJ

    Ohhh so you also planning to us that "thing" down there to get what you want?

    December 2, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  39. Gary Thierfelder

    Sometimes you can't see the Forest thru the Trees

    December 2, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  40. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    "Hey, do you know that your socks don't match?"

    December 2, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  41. Lori - PA

    Hello. I'm down here.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  42. Ryan W, Los Angeles

    Didn't you get the blue tie memo?

    December 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  43. Robert - Palm Desert, CA

    Look, Thune, don't tell me about South Dakota. I spent a week in Deadwood one night.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  44. Kyra - Austin, TX

    Look, Senator. Just because you've got a little bit of height on me doesn't make you a better man! I'm the US Treasury Secretary, for Heaven's sake!

    December 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  45. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    When the bill is $19.99 and you pay with a twenty, getting that precious penny is almost impossible.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  46. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Do you know what two plus two is I left my calculater in the office.

    December 2, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  47. Ed - Sidney, OH

    Their going to ask you questions like: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a noise?

    December 2, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  48. Robert - Palm Desert, CA

    So what, Thune? So what that I'm shorter than Tom Daschle? You wanna make something of it?

    December 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  49. Janine from PA.

    So let me get this straight before I tak to the forestry committee, if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around, it still makes a sound, right?

    December 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  50. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    YOUR FLY IS OPEN!
    YOU LIE!

    December 2, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
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