After the controversy that arose after Dana Milbank's column detailing that Emanuel knew better than the President and if only Obama had listened to him, everything would be going better, the Washington Post weighed in yesterday with a very long article built around the same theme. They add in a few quotes from friends and critics, but the basic message is still that Emanuel is active, brilliant, and has better political instincts than any of Obama's other advisers. They report that Emanuel is trying to have a lower profile and downplay areas of differences, but then they report on those areas of differences.
How nice for Emanuel to have his personal fan club in the capital's biggest newspaper. Though I'm not sure how excited his colleagues must feel about these two prominent pieces in the Post.
It's the new Chicago way: if the other guy pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you go to the newspapers.