2008_10_obamaplane.jpgTrick, not treat: Drudge reported that The Washington Times, Dallas Morning News, and the NY Post lost their seats on Barack Obama's campaign plane. Campaign spokesman Bill Burton confirmed it, saying, "We're trying to reach as many swing voters that we can and unfortunately had to make some tough choices. but we are accommodating these folks in every way possible." Washington Times Executive Editor John Solomon said, "This feels like the journalistic equivalent of redistributing the wealth. We spent hundreds of thousands of dollars covering Senator Obama's campaign, traveling on his plane, and taking our turn in the reporters' pool, only to have our seat given away to someone else in the last days of the campaign." Flashback: New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza was excluded from an Obama overseas trip in July, after his critical article about Obama's ascension in Chicago politics (that accompanied that controversial NYer cover) was published?