Posts Tagged ‘Obama Blagojevich’

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Obama to Investigate His Own Team

December 11, 2008

Does anyone else see the conflict of interest problems when Obama promises to gather information about his own team regarding Blago, and the pay-to-play politics implemented to sell Obama’s former Senate Seat?

Via Hot Air:

He never spoke to Blagojevich personally, he insists, and is “absolutely certain” there was no dealmaking by anyone on his team, which is quite an assertion when the facts haven’t been gathered yet.

If Obama wants to “gather” the information about what his team knew it shouldn’t be that hard.  Obama should look right at Chief Rahm.  As National Review Reports:

Mr. Emanuel was among the few people in Mr. Obama’s circle who occasionally spoke to Mr. Blagojevich. He declined to answer questions on Wednesday, waving off a reporter who approached him as he walked across Capitol Hill.

A Democrat familiar with Illinois politics and the Obama transition, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said there probably were calls between the Blagojevich and Obama camps about the Senate seat. It was not clear if any calls were recorded by federal agents, who had tapped the governor’s phones.

Someone from Obama’s told Blago he would get appreciation for appointing Obama’s choice to the US Senate.  Rahm is probably the best place to start.  He was the only one we know who spoke with Blago.  If I were “gathering” information we would be interview number one.  That’s where Obama should start.  If he hasn’t, I am sure the FBI already has.

-reagan21

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Obama, Would You Like to Rephrase Your Statement? / UPDATE 1

December 11, 2008

On Tuesday Obama made this statment regarding the Blagojevich scandal:

“I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.”

Obama made similar claims on December 11th at his press conference.

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This picture was taken on December 2nd.  I guess it depends on what the word no is, and how you define it.  I guess having Billary in the cabinet has its major perks; i.e., experience of unnecissarily spinning word definitions. 

UPDATE

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Obama: Hey Blago, do you think the Cubs should even go after Jake Peavey?

The photo above was taken on November 12th 2008, roughly 8 days after the 2008 election.  It was taken from Guv Blago’s newsletter.  Again, would you like to rephrase your statament Mr. Obama?

-reagan21