Here’s my take:
President Obama has done New Yorkers a disservice.
With one intrusive stroke, he has made our badly limping governor look like an even lamer lame duck, and in doing so he has tampered with our democratic right to choose our own leaders.
But that’s not all.
In the messy process of asking Gov. David Paterson to forgo an election run in 2010, Obama also has inadvertently made himself look like a grasping puppeteer who is driven to manipulate the politics of the greatest state in the union.
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