Friday, December 12, 2008

Obama is not connected to Governor Blagojevich, but all of his friends are.

This article by Mac Johnson from Human Events, explains it so well.

The FBI arrested yet another corrupt Chicago politician yesterday, Illinois Governor “Hot” Rod Blagojevich. This makes two corrupt governors in a row to be arrested for felonies committed in office -- and it solidifies Chicago, Ill. as the most corrupt city in America, narrowly edging out New Orleans. Also arrested was corrupt Chicago politician and Blagojevich Chief of Staff John Harris. The two are accused of attempting to “auction off” Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder from the corrupt Chicago political scene. An unknown number of other corrupt Chicago politicians and staffers are also under investigation.

Wow! It’s a good thing America didn’t just elect a longtime Chicago politician to be the next President of the United States. ... of Obama’s senior advisors, David Axelrod (a former advisor to Blagojevic) went on Chicago TV on November 23 and said definitively regarding Obama’s communications with Blagojevich on whom might acquire Obama’s Senate seat: "I know he's talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them."

...After Obama’s truthy claim was found to be in conflict with Axelrod’s recorded TV interview statement, however, Obama advisor (and former advisor to Blagojevich) Axelrod issued a statement suddenly remembering that "I was mistaken when I told an interviewer last month that the President-elect has spoken directly to Blagojevich about the Senate vacancy. They did not then or at any time discuss the subject."

Oh good. That seems believable, especially since there are no other known connections between the Obamessiah and corrupt Chicago politician Blagojevich. It’s not like Obama was one of the architects of Blagojevich’s election to the Governor’s office. Oh, wait… according to Obama’s incoming Chief of Staff, Chicago politician Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Obama, an unnamed aide to Blagojevich, Emanuel, and Blagojevich’s campaign chair David Wilhelm were the four generals behind Blagojevich’s election victory. Emanuel stated that Obama and he "participated in a small group that met weekly when Rod was running for governor. We basically laid out the general election, Barack and I and these two."

This statement went unchallenged for months until corrupt Chicago politician Blagojevich was indicted and Chicago politician Obama denied even knowing who the governor of Illinois was. ...

...Well, at least there are no other connections between Obama and Blagojevich. You know other than corrupt Chicago politician Blagojevich endorsing Obama when, in 2004, Obama won the nomination for the Senate seat now in question. No word on if he won it in a raffle or on eBay. Other than that, there is precious little connection between the two.

Except… for Antoin “Tony” Rezko. Rezko was a major fundraiser for both Blagojevich and Obama and in a remarkable coincidence was recently convicted of… let’s see, what was it? Oh yeah: Bribery. Seems he would funnel money to politicians (in Chicago) and then get favors from them that he would sell to those needing state contracts and such. Like in 2004, he raised $250,000 for Barack Obama’s Senate campaign and in 2006 he bought a vacant lot beside Obama’s house and subdivided it at cost to enlarge Obama’s property, and in return he got… nothing, according to Barack Obama....

...Anyway, other than all that, you can be assured that corrupt Chicago politician Blagojevich and Chicago politician Barack Obama have nothing else in common. Except for being close allies of and recipients of funds from Chicago politician and Illinois Senate President Emil Jones. Oh, and they also share another aide, Michael Strautmanis, who is headed to the White House with Obama. Oh, and… well anyway, the important thing is that Obama is a different kind of Chicago politician. ...

To read the entire article, click here: Obama Not Connected

..."While Obama said he had never spoken with the governor about the Senate seat --understandable, given how toxic the scandal-plagued Blagojevich was -- he did not say his staff had not done so.

Which raises several questions:

Did Obama direct or ask any staffer to speak to Blagojevich? Did Rahm Emanuel or David Axelrod, both of Chicago, never speak to the governor about the Senate appointment? Did Barack's aides all treat Blagojevich as a political leper and not communicate to him any interest in or concern about whom he might appoint to succeed Obama?

This defies credulity.

On the other hand, if Obama's staffers did talk to Blagojevich or his staff, did the governor or his men suggest a big-time pay-off might purchase a Senate seat?" ...

excerpts from: Patrick Buchanan - Human Events

To read another excellent post that exposes the facts surrounding the Blagojevich Scandal - (and how) Obama's Flat Out Lying About His Unsavoury Acquaintances - click here

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