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That’s the headline on TPM’s story on Robert Gibbs’ news that Obama has congratulated Harry Reid on coming up with a plan that has a public option. And even said he was “pleased” about it. Somehow, because those oh-so-whispery off-the-record sources said the White House was pushing back against a public option, that had to be so. Really, guys. The White House wanted everyone to think it was pushing back. It’s the old misdirection play, and the young ‘uns on the 24-hour political blogo-cycle fell for it. Hard.