Geithner fails to get New York driver's license

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner is interviewed by Bob Schieffer for the December 2nd edition of "Face the Nation."

Even a former Treasury Secretary doesn't have it easy at the DMV.

Timothy Geithner, who wrapped up his time as Treasury chief earlier this year, struggled to revert his Maryland license plates and ID back to New York on Thursday. Though he brought all necessary papers, the barcode on his driver's license had worn off, his wife Carole Geithner told The Journal News.

His efforts have been futile thus far. Though the DMV wouldn't confirm what happened, Geithner remains without a New York registration, DMV public information officer Pete Bucci told

In addition to his DMV-related headlines, the former treasury secretary has been making career-related news, as well. The New York Times reported Thursday that President Obama had approached Geithner to replace current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires in January.

Geithner declined the offer, according to the Times, though he is reportedly advising the president on who he should choose as Bernanke's replacement, according to Bloomberg News.