Matt Yglesias rightly takes the White House press corps to task for questions not asked.
We got no questions last night about the administration’s bank plan, none about its financial regulatory proposals, none about the forthcoming Afghanistan policy review, and really nothing about the suffering of the American people in a time of distress. Instead, the press seemed mostly to have picked up on the fact that congressional Republicans are complaining about the deficit, so they asked some questions about the deficit. It didn’t really occur to anyone that the press conference might be a good time to raise the issues that aren’t being chewed on every ten minutes on cable.
I’d add more specific question: What are you going to do, Mr. President, to prevent financial institutions from ever again becoming too big to fail?