Ace highlights an article from the Boston Globe today, which points out that Obama has some "slight" issues with one of the housing projects that he's championed before. And, he passes on an observation from Mickey Kaus, saying:
Kaus calls this "Obama's Katrina," explaining that if Obama is running on his record as a community activist and advocate, it's a pretty big deal a housing project he had his hand in is an almost-unlivable slum.
Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass jokingly called it "a tempest in a toilet." That seems to be the media reaction to the news that a family renting a house within sight of Al Gore’s Carthage, Tennessee home were so upset they went to Nashville CBS affiliate WTVF-TV to get landlord Gore or his property helpers focused on their broken toilets and other problems. Tracy Mayberry called Gore a "slumlord" on TV, prompting Gore to call and promise to put the Mayberry family up in another house while the home is repaired.
The story broke on Saturday morning with an Associated Press dispatch. The Washington Post and The New York Times ran the AP story inside their Sunday papers. NBC’s Sunday Today aired a few seconds and CNN’s Inside Politics spent 38 seconds on it Monday afternoon (neither had video). With the exception of Fox News, there has been no other national coverage. ABC‘s Good Morning America even interviewed Gore on Tuesday morning without a landlord question.