Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Noticing Obama's Chicago Politics

This election year, angry voters have made clear they have little patience for politics generally and Washington politics specifically. And they are choosing candidates who promise to change the system – and ousting incumbents who fail to deliver.

But what may be even more troubling for the president is the question the episode raises: Has Obama become just like every other politician?

Actually, a more incisive question is: Are the media just starting to realize he always was? And that he and Emanuel and David Axelrod and their Chicago coterie are just better at gaming the system than politicians before them?

The White House tried to blunt the media maelstrom by releasing the report on the Friday before a long Memorial Day weekend, when fewer people are paying attention to the news.

But then, Tuesday is inevitable. And a lot of people are paying attention to the news.

Read it all here.

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