If Matt Taibi sees a possibility of some real hope here, then that itself is a reason for hope. Taibbi lays it out, and concludes with this:
Obamaâ€™s decision to tap Schneiderman publicly, and dump Geithner, and whisper about a millionaireâ€™s tax, signals a shift in its public attitude toward the Wall Street corruption issue. The administration is clearly listening to the Occupy movement. Whether itâ€™s now acting on their complaints, or just trying to look like itâ€™s doing something, is another question. Itâ€™s way too early to tell. But itâ€™s certainly very interesting.