Other regulars on Geithner's schedule: Ben Bernanke; the Kissinger clan, with whom Geithner seemed to be endlessly dining in 2007 and 2008; former New York Fed Chief and Goldman Sachs managing director Gerald Corrigan and Pete Peterson, the Blackstone Group co-founder who recruited Geithner to the position; the usual suspects from Citigroup, which tried to poach Geithner from his spot in 2007; Josh Steiner, the business partner of embattled car czar Steve Rattner; a hairstylist (or salon?) named Felix and real estate magnate Jerry Speyer of the Tishman-Speyer property behemoth, who chairs the board of the New York Fed. Speyer shows up 20 times on the schedule -- most likely in part because of the massive Fannie and Freddie-backed deal Tishman and Lehman Brothers inked in 2007 to buy the Archstone-Smith luxury apartment portfolio -- one of the deals that would later lead to Lehman's demise.
Perhaps equally telling is who doesn't show up on Geithner's schedule. His predecessor in the post, Bill McDonough, only seems to have met with him twice; same goes for Sheila Bair, the FDIC chairman Geithner is said to dislike, who doesn't make an appearance until October. Former Fed chairmen Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker and former Treasury secretaries Larry Summers and Bob Rubin show up, of course, as does Paulson's predecessor John Snow, who represents the hedge fund and Chrysler parent company Cerberus -- but Paul O'Neill, who served during the accounting scandals that foreshadowed the current disaster and is perhaps the most intellectually honest man to hold the post in the past few decades, never does. O'Neill, of course, was unceremoniously sacked by an administration that eventually came to see him as a PR liability. He probably has a few words of counsel for Tim Geithner right now.