Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Obama - No Contact With Blago On Senate Seat

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


foutsc said...

Our stinking press was so uninterested in the rotten, corrupt, Democrat Chicago Machine that spawned our next president.

The cat's outta the bag now...

The worst part is that Obama had to know just how corrupt this system was. He's an intelligent man. How could he not?

I'm not alleging that he is corrupt. I'm sure he insulated himself legally from the law-breaking and tolerated it with studied disinterest as he made his national ascent.

That's ambition.

Nick said...

Foutsc, your forgetting that the Blago was doing his level best to get the stinking press off his back. I'm fairly certain that the person he was trying to get fired from the Chicago Trib was John Kass.

I actually believe it when the Obama camp says they have nothing to do with Blago. Mostly because I think they were/are smart enough to know that Blago was not only an idiot and a crook, but a brazen idiot and a crook.

You can compare it with Daley who is brazen and a crook, but not an idiot.