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Yes, why isn’t this news?

That’s Jenn Rubin’s question about this.

A $100,000 state grant for a botanic garden in Englewood that then-state Sen. Barack Obama awarded in 2001 to a group headed by a onetime campaign volunteer is now under investigation by the Illinois attorney general amid new questions, prompted by Chicago Sun-Times reports, about whether the money might have been misspent.

You and I frequently speculate that if it had been a Republican, it’d be front page news. But on this, the press is still after Saran Palin on the bridge to nowhere issue. Why isn’t this in the news? The media has done very little work on Obama’s legislative days — in fact, they’ve covered Palin as Mayor of Wasilla more thoroughly than Obama in the state legislature.

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