The Problem With AGs

Carolyn Ryan–the Times editor who worked on the big story today about Senate hopeful Ralph Blumenthal–told Morning Joe that she was surprised at “the degree to which [Mr. Blumenthal’s campaign] didn’t seem to anticipate these questions.”

And, by the way, Ms. Ryan has noticed something about attorneys general.

“I guess one thing that strikes me–and we’re seeing it in races around the country–is attorneys general who run for higher office seem to have a difficult time because they’re accustomed to a certain kind of press coverage, which is ‘I’m going after the bad guy, I’m holding a press conference,'” she said. “And when the scrutiny starts to be turned toward them, oftentimes they’re caught a little flat-footed.”

Whether that applies to New York, we’ll have to wait and see.

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