When the Going Gets Tough, Obama Gets Going

Going, that is, as far away from the Chicago press corps as he can get. Obama’s friend and fundraiser Tony Rezko is on trial for extortion in Chicago, and reporters wanted to know about conflicting accounts of assurances that one of Obama’s spokesmen allegedly gave the Canadian government that his anti-NAFTA speeches are just political talk. So an impromptu Chicago press conference turned ugly when Obama cut it off after only a few questions:

Ed Morrissey writes:

It appears that the local press has managed to do what the national media could not


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