Obama to Andrew Cuomo: Zing?

CNN’s Ed Henry got an interesting response out of the president by suggesting that New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who successfully pushed 15 of the top 20 AIG bonus recipients to give back their money, is getting more done on the executive-compensation front than the White House.

Obama avoided addressing the Cuomo comparison directly, but said that expressing a public opinion on AIG bonuses “took us a couple of days, because I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak.” Is the implication, then, that Cuomo got out too far in front of the populist furor too quickly?

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