On the AIG thing, all these contracts were written well before I took office, but ultimately I’m now the guy who’s responsible to fix it. And one of the things that I’m trying to break is a pattern in Washington where everybody is always looking for somebody else to blame. . . . And the key thing is for everybody just to stay focused on doing the job instead of trying to figure out who you can pass blame on to.
Well, let’s see. You guys are drawing down $10, $20 million bonuses after America went through the worst economic year that it’s gone through in decades, and you guys caused the problem. And we’ve got ten percent unemployment. Why do you think people might be a little frustrated.
Emphasis added. With his poll numbers tumbling, looks like the president is trying to spread the blame around.