Right after President Obama’s health care presser the other night, Chris Matthews predicted that Obama had “stepped on his headline” by venturing into the controversy still swirling around Gatesgate. Initial results showed him to be right only around here. But today, the national papers are getting more excited about Gates, and less excited about health care.
Today’s NY Times has Gatesgate on page 1 above the fold, and health care down at the bottom. And even the WaPo, the paper of record for the town in which the health care negotiations are actually happening, has the Gatesgate story on page 1, directly below the health care story. (Click for larger images.)
Around here, needless to say, it’s all Gatesgate all the time — there’s hardly room on the front page for anything else.