Neel Kashkari Appears in People’s ‘Sexiest Men Alive’ Issue

The young Treasury official is in charge of overseeing the TARP.

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While the Bush Administration has been sharply criticized for its response to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, at least one member of Hank Paulson’s team apparently still has some fans.

After being grilled by lawmakers over his agency’s handling of the $700 billion bailout, Neel Kashkari received a warm (steamy?) reception from the editors at People magazine, who included the 35-year-old Treasury official in their annual “Sexiest Men Alive” issue, The Wall Street Journal reports.

From The Wall Street Journal:

Kashkari is featured in a photo spread titled “Sexy A-Z,” under–of course–”B is for Bailout Guru.” He keeps eclectic company in the feature, sharing pages with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey and Alaska’s First Dude, Todd Palin, as well as tennis player Rafael Nadal. Kashkari is shown fully clothed–a rarity for this skin-revealing issue–in a stern closeup giving the eagle-eyed glare so familiar to Congress.