Arianna Huffington's analysis of Tim Geithner here is spot on. Tidbit:
I don't believe Geithner thinks we're stupid (although he almost certainly doesn't think we're as smart as he is). He just can't change who he is: a creature of Wall Street, habitually sympathetic to the people at the top of the financial system, who he clearly thinks were born to run the world. Geithner's actions throughout his career are proof that the toxic thinking that got us into this mess is part of his DNA.