Sunday, December 14, 2008

Obama's Blagojevich story is crumbling

Obama insisted that none of his staff had a part in the attempted selling of his Senate seat by Gov. Blagojevich. "I have never spoken with the governor on this subject. I am confident that no representative of mine would have any part in any deals related to this seat," Obama said. It appears that Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has been talking to Blagojevich. The details of those discussions are not yet known.


Emanuel Had Contact With Governor’s Office on Senate Seat

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By HELENE COOPER and JACKIE CALMES
Published: December 13, 2008

CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, communicated with the office of Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois about potential candidates for Mr. Obama’s Senate seat and provided a list of names, according to two Obama associates briefed on the matter. Full story here.

4 comments:

Chicago Ray said...

Blago and Rezco are gonna take Bro Bama right down with them now that neither one has a career left, they gave their asses for Obama and e cant pardon these two now so they'll take him down I'd bet the farm on it. This is something nobody on that team was expecting to implode like it did. Shock and awe, Obama going down.

Fellow American said...

I wonder if the reason Blago is holding off on resigning is because the unwelcome spectacle of an impeachment hearing is his last card to play. Maybe he's sending signals to team Obama that they must help him out or he'll take them down with him when he spills his guts during the impeachment hearings.

SkaReb said...

Interesting comments.

"Bro Bama" LOL

I don't know. I really can't see Obama himself going down on this one. I'm cynical enough to believe that the PTB ultimately stick up for each other. Now, that doesn't mean some expendable or otherwise annoying or politically dangerous underling here and there won't be thrown under the bus.

Roderick said...

Yes Obama and his staff lied because they set up Blago.

This is how it happened. Obama wanted his confidant Valerie Jarred to replace him in the Senate and Blago knew this so Blago suggested that he would appoint Jarred if Obama appointed his wife to a Cabinet position. Obama/Emmanuel/Axelrod contacted Fitzgerald and allowed him to tape subsequent conversations between the camps. So Team Obama basically through Blago under the bus and can’t talk because they may have to testify at his trial unless Blago reaches a plea agreement with Fitzgerald.
But ‘rednecks’ like you can dream up any scenerio where Obama is guilty but you will be disappointed in the end.