Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Obama Report on Blagojevich: "Much to do about nothing"

Well, the report is out. And it is much to do about NOTHING.

What caught my eye is that Obama was interviewed by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and heard the tapes. If anyone on his team did anything inappropriate, that person would be gone by now, so this exonerates everyone, as Obama indicated all this time. In other words, it shuts down the media and rabid right, because there is nothing there.

Also, Obama never spoke with Blagojevich on the phone AT ALL. Obama as everyone else in Illinois knew that Blagojevich was under investigation by the feds, so what is the use talking to Blagojevich on the phone? Blago is pure political poison.

Rahm Emanuel spoke twice with Blagojevich to give him heads up that he accepted the job, Chief of Staff for President-Elect Obama, to discuss names for his seat in his district and gave some names to recommend for Obama's senate seat, including Valerie Jarrett. Also, found out it was true, as Obama stated, that he wanted Jarrett in the White House and she withdrew her name. Emmanuel also spoke to Blagojevich's Chief of Staff, John Harris several times. The conversations were about Obama's senate seat, and Emanuel had the authorization of Obama to conduct these conversations. Emanuel released four names that Obama considered qualified for his seat, in one conversation: Dan Hynes, Tammy Duckworth, Jan Schakowsky and Jesse Jackson, Jr. (Remember the JJJ not on Obama's list? Well, we know how rumors start and how rumors end up being wrong) In another conversation with Harris additional names came up: Lisa Madigan, Cheryle Jackson.

Lastly, the only thing that could happen to start a media frenzy is if anything was omitted by the Obama Team, and I doubt this very much. Remember, it was Fitzgerald who asked the Obama Team to hold off from releasing this report, so what Obama knows then Fitzgerald know. Obama and Emanuel are on vacation, Obama in Hawaii and Emanuel in Africa, if this was so pressing and dire wouldn't there be a sense of urgency here?

This "what did he know, when did he know it" is over for the press, time to move along.

Transcript of Conference Call with Craig, Gibbs
Huffington Post
Read full report, here.

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