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After creating a political crisis in NY by publicly medling in next year gubernatorial elections, Obama put himself in an embarrassing position having to meet the governor and his designated successor

The tabloids couldn’t miss such a juicy opportunity.

The Daily News continued on “His Majesty’s privilege” tone

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while the NY Post kept on with their “governor in waiting”

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and the NYT found this fit to print as well

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Here’s their article – mostly justifying Obama but with the occasional opposite POV

Joe Sestak, a Pennsylvania Democrat who ignored White House efforts to urge him to stay out of a primary race against Senator Arlen Specter. “To be seen like you are selecting winners and losers in a party-boss way will breed some resentment, and in a longer term it won’t bode well.”

Karl Rove is also asked thinks that

“This was particularly ham-handed,” Mr. Rove said. “They shouldn’t have tried this unless they can make it happen. Even then, they should have acted in a way that was subtle, not messy and ugly.”

More interestingly he reveals

The White House’s interest in trying to assure the election of Democrats to Congress reflects its own legislative agenda. But in going after governors, Mr. Rove argued, the concern is more about the president himself.

To make things more interesting, here’s Bill Clinton’s take (h/t wonk the vote at the Confluence)

Not Your Sweetie

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