We have witnessed an unprecedented closing of the ranks by the mainstream press around their man Senator Obama in this election. I've posted stories about a few of the more honorable folks who have begun to question the objectivity of the profession these days.
But if Senator Obama wins, the honeymoon will soon be over. No matter how much the press loves their man at election time, when the time comes to govern, they will return to their M.O. of looking for dirt wherever they can find it. And they will find it. Or even if they don't, they'll write about looking for it. And as time goes on, the match made in heaven will be begin to fray around the edges. Once favored reporters will slowly be pushed away as the Obama Team learns that it is much easier to govern if your internal deliberations don't show up in the front pages of daily newspapers. A whole new group of people out of power for eight years will return to power, and realize how much fun it is to leak to reporters...about their own administration.
Yes, it is bound to happen. Like LBJ said, if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.