Obama said today that he had no contact with Democrat Governor Blagojevich of Illinois about the appointment to Obama's former Senate seat.
CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama says he is saddened by allegations that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich tried to trade favors for Obama's Senate seat—and says he had no contact with the governor or his office on the matter.Well that is a good thing. It would be bad if the Smartest President Ever™ was caught up in this whole Illinois corruption thing. I mean really bad.
On Fox Chicago Sunday on the 23rd of November 2008 which was about 3 weeks after the election David Axelrod had a few interesting words on the subject.
This morning, David Axelrod appeared on Fox Chicago Sunday and had some notable remarks on both the local and national fronts. He said that President-elect Barack Obama plans to stay out of Prairie State politics once in the White House and doesn't plan on being "a kingmaker or boss here in Illinois." When co-host Dane Placko asked him about the vacant U.S. Senate seat, Axelrod disclosed that the Obama has spoken to Gov. Blagojevich about his replacement.And you can watch the video at the link.
I think it is past time that Obama got together with his team and compared notes in order to get their stories straight.
You know what it reminds me of? The beginnings of the Watergate scandal. Subtle details of people's stories do not match. Funny though that didn't start happening to Nixon until he had been in office for a month or two. It looks like Obama has a three month head start on Nixon.
Can any one imagine Joe Biden as President? Or Hillary as VP?
Thankfully the Obama administration will be the most transparent ever. Just like the Democrat Congress is the the most open and honest government in history.
Our first Black President (if you don't count Bill Clinton). And possibly our first impeached Black President (if you don't count Bill Clinton). And the possibly our first Black President to resign. And possibly our first Black President to do jail time. Unless Biden pardons him. A lot of possible firsts there. And one for sure first.
Fortunately he is the Smartest President Ever™. We are so lucky.
Cross Posted at Classical Values