Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Chicago-Style Politics Part 2

Michelle Malkin reports on the Culture of Corruption in Chicago politics and how the media is already trying to let the messiah off the hook.

The blogger at The Volokh Conspiracy has a great timeline of how things went down in mid-November and makes the claim that Valerie Jarrett- Obama's closest personal friend and advisor- was his pick to fill his Senate Seat. Here's the picture of Ms. Jarrett wearing Oscar de la Renta in her multi-page Vogue spread titled "Barack's Rock" from October.

A day after the Obama campaign claimed that he wanted Ms. Jarrett in Washington instead, Gov. Blogojevich makes the infamous statement: “that the President-elect wants Senate Candidate 1 for the Senate seat but ‘they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation. F**k them.’”

This is the statement that liberals in the blogosphere are using to absolve Obama of any wrongdoing.

David Axelrod said in a TV interview that Obama had talked to the Governor about the Senate appointment- then his campaign released a statement saying his was mistaken. Axelrod didn't get in front of the cameras and say this- it was a statement and I don't believe it for one minute.

Here's the question I have: if any mention of bribery or pay-for-play for a U.S. Senate Seat was mentioned- or even hinted at -in any phone conversation between Obama or ANY of his advisers- then didn't team Obama have a legal obligation to immediately report Blogojevich to federal authorities? They most certainly had an ethical obligation to do so. Did they do that? No- because if they did Obama's statement yesterday would have been something like "We immediately reported what we knew to authorities".

Instead his statement was:

"I'm sobered and saddened...I don't think it would be appropriate for me to comment."

No comment, huh. Let's see how long our media is going to let this guy get away from his "not appropriate" dodges- he hasn't even taken an oath yet.

Here's the bottom line- everything we know about a President before he gets in office always gets blown out of the water once they sit in the big chair. We knew Clinton was a womanizer, cheater and liar. This time though, it's not going to be about navy blue dresses from the GAP, the stakes are going to be much higher than that.


liz said...

For the Obama camp even to understand what an "ethical obligation" is they'd have to first have a moral code by which they operate.

Goose said...

Very interesting to see all these fake dems "outraged" by Blago's actions and calling for his head. They better be very careful though. He holds all the cards now and I love the fact that he is snubbing his nose at them and not resigning. I predict Rahmbo Emanuel will not be
around for very long...

Note that Obama has always said that "I" have not had conversations with the governor about the senate appointment, and when pressed about Rahmbo or others on his transition team, he cowers under the "this is an ongoing investigation" blanket.

Nice job out of the gate, PEBO!Will not expect any straight talk from you or your administration then next four years.