President Obama's Treasury secretary has drawn his share of criticism since he took his post as the nation's top financial officer, and The Atlantic Wire's Heather Horn sees speculation that a pair of articles on him, in Vogue and The Wall Street Journal, are evidence of a Geithner charm offensive--that Geithner is trying to exert some image control after being associated with the government's bank fixes. There is healthy skepticism over whether such efforts--whether those efforts do, in fact, exist--can succeed in helping Geithner's image.

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