Responsibility for the financial crisis can't be pinned on one man and one institution, anymore than we can blame repressive Arab governments exclusively for terrorism, or Obama for the failure to close Guantanamo.
The debate over whether Sullivan or Karlan could make it through the approval process given their sexual orientation is an important one, and it illustrates just how far America has to go towards tolerance and equality.
Tom Daschle's resignation should have been accepted, however, that of Nancy Killefer should have been refused. Responses must be tailored to the "sin." Not all imperfections make a person unfit for office.
Obama is in danger of seeing his first 100 days derailed. So far, he's been on the defensive, apologizing for the ways of old Washington. He wasn't elected to restore the Clinton era, but to usher in his own.