I know that Geithner was much maligned during the whole financial sector crisis. He clearly was unready for prime time when it came to being the Obama administration’s public face of the situation, not to mention having too many fingerprints from his Bush Administration days on things that didn’t work out well. So I was very surprised to see he was appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program today. And even more surprised to watch the segment, and see how steady and thoughtful and reasonable he was. I was very impressed. Republican, small-government Scarborough was impressed as well.

Watch for yourself. What do you think?

Watching the Obama Administration sometimes is like being on a roller coaster. At any moment, your grip is tight, your teeth are clinched and you’re screaming for mercy. But I have to give him and his team credit. He is steadily and thoughtfully and methodically working through the huge issues of our time. Listen to this Geithner interview with an open mind, and I think you have to give serious credit to Obama’s strategy for handling the economic crisis and instituting financial reforms for the future. This guy is good.