11/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rahm Emanuel Meddling To Keep Paterson From Race

President Barack Obama's amazingly awkward attempt to nudge damaged New York Gov. David Paterson out of the race to keep his job - as chronicled in lavish leaks over the weekend by top White House staffers to The New York Times - reminded me of another misstep by a different rookie administration.

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