Ron Hutcheson of Knight Ridder Newspapers noted in his pool report from yesterday's event: "The president seemed determined to keep [taking] questions until he got the one he wanted -- regarding the media disclosures about the government's efforts to monitor financial transactions. He became quite animated during his response, speaking forcefully, and leaning forward and gesturing with his hands for emphasis."
By the way, that was the last question he took. It would have been quite humorous if it didn't come up and the presser turned into a Monte Pythonesque never ending Q & A session. Yesterday's headlines could have read "Pres takes longest Q & A ever."