From the NYT:
Mr. Obama sometimes talks about an “iPod government” that can achieve its aims by presenting choices more simply.
It's an easy, cheap line--and it also happens to be pointing at something real: People do screw up their decisions all the time because they're given too many options. (Think 401Ks.)
I can't exactly imagine an "iPod" government saving our Republic, but if you were talking about a TiVo administration that guessed my preferences....