Yes, Obama would be all over* the guy for helping to cause an economic meltdown taking the WORLD to the brink of economic collapse and costing millions people their livelihoods. As opposed to a guy quitting a TV show that will continue.
A reader asks a good question about O'Brien's deal:
So a joker working for a company bailed out (indirectly) by the government gets $45 million — for failing. Where's the outrage, Captain Populist?
I don't have any problem with O'Brien's deal, though I wish he wasn't getting the shaft (he hasn't been great on The Tonight Show, but he's funnier than Leno).
But if O'Brien was a Wall Street guy gettingt $45 million for failing, Obama would be all over it.
Speaking as an obviously watered-down leftist, I nevertheless support taxing Conan down to the hell that is the upper middle class.
*"All over" in this case meaning "issuing carefully-worded disapproval of".