By Patrick Appel
Ryan Lizza, who had a critical piece on Obama last week, was excluded from Obama's international tour:
According to a Chicago pol interviewed by Lizza, [Obama] earned a reputation that “you’re not going to punk me, you’re not going to roll me over, you’re not going to jam me.’” That seems to be the message the Obama campaign was sending here. Or maybe, like Ari Fleischer once warned, they would just like people to watch what they say.
As Jeffrey Goldberg says, "This is not the change we've been waiting for."