Maybe it's just a story of a crisis-era Treasury Department alumnus being loyal to his old boss. But it also looks like a Goldman Sachs honcho doing PR for an Obama appointee as a way of ingratiating himself to powerful government employees.

An open-records inquiry turned up this entertaining email exchange:

By January 2013, veteran Democratic operative Jake Siewert had aready passed through the revolving door, leaving Treasury to become Goldman's head of corporate communications. But as his old boss, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, was leaving, Siewert wrote in an email, "Still doing my old job."

He pitched Business Insider editor Henry Blodgett a clever idea for a little story:

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