If your read your own post carefully, you'll see Krugman didn't say he was offered the job.Liberals go to guy on Economic’ Price Less!!’ Krugman turn down Treasury Secretary Job even though it wasn’t offered!! In a blog post in the NY Times ‘ Krugman’ Yes, I’ve heard about the notion that I should be nominated as Treasury Secretary. I’m flattered, but it really is a bad idea!! Yeah, Krugman I understand why, your Ideology ‘ Theory ‘ meets Reality ‘ Facts’ You Lose!!
He said he had heard the notion (rumor) of it.