Obama's favorability numbers are plummeting. His Euro/Afro tour is not getting all the sustained press fawning that the the great Apology and Appeasement Tour '09 received that came earlier.
Health care proposals are being scrutinized by both parties and some pragmatists recognize that Cap and Tax would be a disaster based on a lie (anthropogenic global warming).
What's a Messiah to do?
Bring in the AG to.....Indict the Bush Administration! For something. Anything.
This will serve to keep the press busy for the rest of the summer (we already know how this press loves a good Bush bashing story) and Obama can appear as though he doesn't really think this is appropriate. Wag the dog!
Incidentally Obama is now saying that he never said that the stimulus would help immediately, he said it would take two years. Remember? Me neither.
He gave a different view when he was shilling the plan at Caterpillar Corporation, and he got caught.