Axelrod: People Don't Care About AIG Scandal

04/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Yesterday I noted that Rahm Emanuel had said that Obama saw the AIG fiasco as a "big distraction" from efforts to fix the economy. Later in the day, Obama walked that back, asserting that the public was right to be "angry" about the whole mess and right to find it "consuming."

Today, another senior Obama adviser, David Axelrod, is throwing in his lot with Rahm and the AIG-isn't-a-huge-deal camp:

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