07/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Geithner Grows Up: WATCH The Treasury Sec's Evolution (VIDEO)

Witness the new and improved Timothy Geithner! As DealBreaker put it earlier today, the Treasury Secretary has arrived. He's been everywhere lately, including a marathon session in front of Congress and an appearance on Jim Lehrer just in the last few days. And he's showing none of the cringe-worthy stiffness he had when he took over in February.

As you'll see below, his first press conference was just about as awful as it gets. Here's how the New York Times described it:

"Initial reviews for the man and his plan were not good, however. Stock markets slid through the day, perhaps spurred downward by withering punditry on the business-news cable channels faulting Mr. Geithner for not providing more details, particularly on stemming home foreclosures."

Witness his now-infamous first press conference -- if you can sit through it. One word: STIFF...

Now, check out the new Geithner, who testified before Congress earlier this week. He's all grown up! SHARP! SURE! SAVVY! SNAPPY!

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