If Coleman tries to get Scalia-Thomas et. al. to save him, it will just reopen the wounds of Bush v. Gore, and remind everyone of that putrid, corrupt matter. My sense is that even the Supreme Court crazies will not go there.
Geithner does seem like a big improvement over his predecessors ( anybody remember John Snow?), and I think can handle this if given time.
Krugman increasingly seems over-the-top in his acerbic criticisms- I wonder what is going on with him? There are people who know more about finance and markets than he does - DeLong, Roubini, Nocera, for example, who think the Geithner plan will work, so what Krugman says is not gospel.
When Steve Croft broached the complaints of his banker friends that they "deserved" their bonuses, Obama missed an opportunity to point out that these people only have jobs now because of the government intervention. Not only would these people have been out of a bonus, they would have been out of a salary.