• Barack Obama,  Rod Blagojevich

    What is the Obama-Blagojevich Relationship?; Update: Obama Aide Says Axelrod Misspoke


    An Obama aide now says:” “What the president-elect said today is correct, David Axelrod misspoke.”

    Open exit question: But, when did they last speak and does the FBI have it on tape?

    Barack Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod’s appearance on Fox Chicago Sunday. (November 23, 2008). In the video Axelrod contradicts today’s Barack Obama statements that he had no contact with the Governor or his staff regarding the appointment of a replacement U.S. Senator for Obama’s former seat that he vacated when he won the Presidency

    There is MORE of a relationship than President-elect Obama lead ANYONE to believe in his statements regarding the arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges.

    Read the entire piece for the sordid history of Obama and Hot Rod Blagojevich.

    Flap knew the scandals about  “The One” would start to filter out from the “IN THE TANK” media AFTER the election.

    So, President-Elect Obama what WERE your conversations with the Governor about replacing you in the United States Senate?

    The Republican National Committee Chairman, Mike Duncan, today issued the following:

    “Leaders of both political parties have a responsibility to clearly condemn the actions by Governor Rod Blagojevich as alleged by federal prosecutors today. Americans expect strong leadership, but President-elect Barack Obama’s comments on the matter are insufficient at best. Given the President-elect’s history of supporting and advising Governor Blagojevich, he has a responsibility to speak out and fully address the issue.”

    Exit question: What if United States Attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald, has Obama or Obama senior staffers on tape discussing the matter with Hot Rod?

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  • Barack Obama,  Rod Blagojevich

    The Selling of Barack Obama – His Senate Seat That Is


    Matt Drudge SCREAMS:Grand Jury Subpoenas Issued on Rezko/Obama Land Deal


    Dirty and corrupt Chicago politics as the Governor of Illinois is alleged to have committed a quid pro quo of selling off Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.

    The criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich includes the following allegations concerning Blagojevich’s actions (and those of Blagojevich’s chief of staff John Harris) to fill Barack Obama’s Senate seat:

    By law, after the President-elect’s resignation of his position as a U.S. Senator, which was effective on November 16, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH has sole authority to appoint his replacement for the two years remaining of the President-elect’s Senate term. During the course of this investigation, agents have intercepted a series of communications regarding the efforts of ROD BLAGOJEVICH, JOHN HARRIS, and others to misuse this power to obtain personal gain, including financial gain, for ROD BLAGOJEVICH and his family.  In particular, ROD BLAGOJEVICH has been intercepted conspiring to trade the senate seat for particular positions that the President-elect has the power to appoint (e.g. the Secretary of Health and Human Services). ROD BLAGOJEVICH has also been intercepted conspiring to sell the Senate seat in exchange for his wife’s placement on paid corporate boards or ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s placement at a private foundation in a significant position with a substantial salary. ROD BLAGOJEVICH has also been intercepted conspiring to sell the Senate seat in exchange for millions of dollars in funding for a non-profit organization that he would start and that would employ him at a substantial salary after he left the governorship.

    The entire complaint is here (pdf).

    Then, there is the matter of Barack Obama’s involvement with Governor Blagojevich:

    Obama Has Advised The Blagojevich Campaign And Endorsed Him For A Second Term:

    Obama Advised Blagojevich On His Victorious Gubernatorial Run. “That year, [Obama] gained his first high-level experience in a statewide campaign when he advised the victorious gubernatorial candidate Rod Blagojevich, another politician with a funny name and a message of reform.” (Ryan Lizza, “Making It,” The New Yorker, 7/21/08)

    • Obama: “If the governor asks me to work on his behalf, I’ll be happy to do it.” (John Patterson, “Senator Says He’s Still Willing To Help Blagojevich Despite Hiring Concerns,” Chicago Daily Herald, 7/27/06)

    Obama Endorsed Blagojevich For A Second Term. “Obama, who endorsed Blagojevich for a second term nearly 18 months ago, said he’s ready to help Illinois democrats in the upcoming elections.” (John Patterson, “Senator Says He’s Still Willing To Help Blagojevich Despite Hiring Concerns,” Chicago Daily Herald, 7/27/06)

    • Obama: “We’ve got a governor in Rod Blagojevich who has delivered consistently on behalf of the people of Illinois.” (Deanna Bellandi, “Illinois Democrats Talk Unity But Don’t Show It,” The Associated Press, 8/16/06)

    Exit Question: Now, will the MSM press start to more thoroughly investigate Barack Obama’s Chicago political background i.e. Tony Rezko et. al.?

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