10/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Geithner's Latest Struggle: Reminiding The Public He's Never Worked For Goldman Sachs

Earlier this month, Mr. Geithner had breakfast in Manhattan with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Robert Steel, a deputy mayor and former Treasury official in the Bush administration who had previously worked at Goldman. Facetiously, a Geithner aide said Mr. Steel and Mr. Geithner knew each other from the investment bank.

Later that day at a public event, the mayor in all seriousness referred to Mr. Steel and Mr. Geithner, and added, "They both worked at Goldman."