The Senate confirmed Timothy Geithner. Apparently, the Senate was impressed with his experience enough to overlook his shortcomings with the 1040 form.
Experience is not to be overlooked. However, experience is not always a good qualifier. I have a lot of experience at Desktop Tower Defense. I've spent more hours than I would care to admit with the game. After all this "experience" with the game, I still can't beat the blasted thing on the hard difficulty level.
When you permit yourself to be considered for Treasury Secretary, you are choosing the expert level of play. Experience is one thing. Ability is another. Let's hope his tax shortcomings are not an indication of his ability.