Posted: 13 Dec 2008 08:15 AM PST
Reports are coming out that Barack Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, had conversations with Rod Blagojevich's staff regarding Obama's replacement in the Senate, to which Blagojevich is being accused of trying to "sell" off.
The revelation does not suggest Obama's new gatekeeper was involved in any talk of dealmaking involving the seat. But it does help fill in the gaps surrounding a question that Obama was unable or unwilling to answer this week: Did anyone on his staff have contact with Blagojevich about his choice for the Senate seat?
According to Times Online, there may even be tapes of those conversations, which puts Obama's new Chief of Staff pick smack dab in the middle of the scandal Blagojevich is now immersed in.
Fox News Chicago reported that Mr Emanuel, a Chicago politician who won the Illinois Governor's former congressional seat, may have been captured on FBI wire-taps discussing the fate of Mr Obama's vacated US Senate seat with Rod Blagojevich.
More from the first link shows:
One source confirmed that communications between Emanuel and the Blagojevich administration were captured on court-approved wiretaps.
This all goes directly against what Obama has previously said, when he maintained that he nor his representatives had contact with Blagojevich about the Senate vacancy.
Asked about any contacts his staff had with Blagojevich or his office, Obama said he had no contact with the governor or his office.
Now, if you read through the 78 page PDF complaint, you will find some interesting statements from Blagojevich, which Strata-Sphere points out, specifically statement #6, which says:
[statement 6] ROD BLAGOJEVICH said that the consultants (Advisor B and another consultant are believed to be on the call at that time) are telling him that he has to "suck it up" for two years and do nothing and give this "motherfucker [the President-elect] his senator. Fuck him. For nothing? Fuck him."
More points made by Strata-Sphere found here with more specific statements highlighted, all showing that Obama has deliberately lied during this whole thing, to the American people.
This is snowballing and it is unclear how many people were actually involved, but as of now, one the highest, most publicized appointments that Obama has made, namely Emanuel, is very close to this whole scandal and being he is Obama's representative, that puts Obama right there in the middle of this whole thing.
More at Commentary and Politico.
Posted: 12 Dec 2008 11:15 PM PST
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL NATIONAL GUARDS!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 12 Dec 2008 04:56 PM PST
I have resisted thus far getting into the case of the Obama fake birth certificate, and the implications of that whole mess. So many other sites have been following the twists and turns, I saw no need to add my 2 cents. However, today I found this and it was just too good to NOT share with you all. I also would trust Winnie the Pooh over Obama any day. From Canada Free Press comes this:
Seems to me it is long past time when Obama needs to take himself off to Pooh's Thotful Spot!
*cross-posted from Assoluta Tranquillita*
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