... because he pushed through the legislation in 2000 that significantly deregulated derivatives (check out Mother Jones article "Foreclosure Phil"). Guess what?! You've got your new guy in the White House who appoints the people who came up with the idea -- Larry Summers (also a Mother Jones article... how's that for even handed linking on my part?)
I used to think Code Pink were nuts. I still think they're nuts, but I find myself agreeing with them more and more. It seems that what they do does not make any difference, but it's still entertaining.