** FILE ** In this Feb. 10, 2009 file photo, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner takes past in a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington. It's not bipartisanship that's on life support in Washington. It's trust. The government this week was all about projecting reasons to believe things will get better: Lawmakers will be able to handle the economic rescue quickly and effectively. President Barack Obama can handle the crisis with his competent and steady team. He can work productively with a Congress controlled by his own party. Indeed, Democrats in Congress can work with each other. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)