How did everyone miss this?
- Told Katie Couric to shove her Times/CBS News poll results, showing that a majority opposes his efforts to cut the benefits of public employees.
- Accused Obama of "playing politics" when he told the governors to play nice with public workers.
- And commented on the president's so-called flexibility on health care reform.
James Ahearn, a former managing editor, concludes the governor has the Democratic-controlled Legislature boxed in on drastic cuts to public employee benefits in return for doubling property tax rebates.