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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Andrea Mitchell Is Miffed

In his practice round for the presidency, Barack Obama is not blowing kisses to his journalistic groupies, and at least one of those spurned is upset about the "media management."

NBC's Andrea Mitchell is not taking it lightly. "He didn't have reporters with him, he didn't have a press pool, he didn't do a press conference while he was on the ground in either Afghanistan or Iraq," she complained on air with Chris Matthews the other night.

As a candidate treading lightly in war zones and trying to toe a line between confident and cocky, Obama has good reason to keep what amounts for him a low profile. Maybe he can make it up to Mitchell on the plane ride back, but meanwhile Mrs. Greenspan is not amused.

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