Will adding $9 trillion to the deficit become a political liability for Democrats in 2010 midterm elections?
Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah is a Republican moderate and China expert seen as a possible presidential candidate.
At the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner -- the "nerd prom" -- Hollywood celebrities mix with the politically powerful.
He is overseeing the boldest expansion of government in a generation. Is it a 'new pragmatism' right for the times or dangerous overreach by a young president?
The administration might want to move on from the issue, but there's pressure from progressive groups and congressional Democrats for further investigation.
Those who wrote the memos are not in the clear, he says, but any investigation must be above partisanship.