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Write-Offs: 03.24.09

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$$$"President Barack Obama plans to meet with about a dozen of the U.S.'s top banking chiefs in an unusual gathering designed to discuss the administration's plans to shore up the financial sector.
Attendees are expected to include Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup. The meeting comes as relations between Washington and Wall Street are frayed following last week's furor over bonuses paid to American International Group employees." [WSJ]
$$$The leading candidate to run the Treasury's $700 billion bailout program has withdrawn his name from consideration. [WSJ]
$$$ Meredith Whitney: Regional Banks Are the Future [Economics Blog]
$$$Successful bank rescue still far away [FT]
$$$ Wall Streeters Flocking to Rehab [Cityfile]
$$$ The gentleman requires a bailout [Foggy Monocle]