I'm not surprised at all that Obama is suing Apple. First off, Bezos is a Democrat who has given to Democrats. Second, Jobs was very much outspoken of his criticism of Obama. Third Amazon's model worked against publishers and, honestly, Apple was more lucrative. Sadly - while I am for lower prices - Amazon's take on pricing was similar to Walmart where they screw over the little guys for a quick buck, that's monopoly. The fact is, katie's assesment is right on: Apple's agency model would save publishers and relinquish the market of Amazon's monopoly.
What I don't understand is this: why is Obama involved? Doesn't he have a country to run and two wars to fight?