Ed Henry has a rather breathless and self-indulgent story about his brave battle to make Obama explain why he didn’t freak out about the AIG bonuses more quickly:
The most amazing part of the exchange to me is that I didn’t go into the East Room intending to ask President Obama about AIG.
After frantic preparation for the prime-time newser with several colleagues, especially lead CNN White House producer Tim McCaughan, I had several provocative questions in my pocket.
But none of them had much to do with the financial crisis because I assumed several of my colleagues would exhaust the topic of AIG before my turn came up.
Ed, it wasn’t that bad a question, but it’s not like you just made history either. You asked a slightly frivolous question and got a mild smack down. Move on.