One of the first questions President-Elect Obama received at a major economic press conference held today related to the auto industry and, after stock comment about the importance of the industry and the responsibility of the government to assure it doesn't vanish, Obama makes the point they can't simply write a "blank check" to an industry so historically "resistant to change." Obama essentially echoes the Congressional Dem's request for a not-awful plan and expresses disappointment with the no-so-Big Three for putting on a bad show in their testimony , which wasn't much better than the SNL sketch mocking it . Sadly, there was no mention of saving the shrinking auto journalism industry. [CNN]