"Mr. Geithner could use all the help he can get"
Presidents need all the help that they can get as well, but do you see our current President 'reaching across the aisle' to "get everyone working together"?
I do not. In fact, I see our current President making plenty of domestic enemies. (I will set aside the foreign enemies) Why should Mr. Geithner be any different? In fact, he is like our President in this regard, like so many of our President other appointments.