According to Yahoo News! “President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a review by his own lawyer shows he had no direct contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the appointment of a Senate replacement, and transition aides did nothing inappropriate.” Hmm yet here is a picture with him and Gov. Blagojevich, but he had no direct contact with him. Okay so standing two feet from him is no direct contact-who knew?
You have really got to love the cojones on this man. I have never in my life run across someone so bold as to clear himself of wrongdoing.
It is one thing for the prosecution to issue a statement like this on Obama’s behalf but for his own lawyers to issue it-well what do you expect them to say? Oh yeah we found all kinds of contact between Obama, his aides and Gov. Blagojevich! Give me a break. I mean basically, Obama got his lawyers on the phone, told them to “investigate” this whole Blago nightmare and surprise they came back and said, “You’re cleared Mr. Obama.”
Wow! I didn’t know you could do that. I thought some outside and impartial agency had to investigate and draw their own conclusions.So now I am supposed to rest easy because Obama’s lawyers said “he’s innocent.” Yeah right and I am a neurosurgeon. Do you really expect me to believe that Obama had nothing to do with his seat being up for sale? Come on, Obama is aware of everything that goes on in his circle of influence. If it was me, you better believe I would have the G-men breathing down my neck day and night. The press hounding me and the police being my own personal escort each time I stepped out of my house. But Obama has not only cleared himself. He is holding off on answering questions to the public declaring he doesn’t want to interfere with the investigation. But Obama you just said you did an investigation-you mean the criminal justice system just doesn’t take your word. Perish the thought.
Obama has called for Blagojevich to resign. Like that is going to make us go, “Well of course, Obama is innocent. He wants him to resign.” If I was up to my ears in scandals, I would be showboating and asking him to resign too. It is called damage control. According the Associated Press, “There are no suggestions that Obama or his aides were involved in the alleged sale of his seat. Fitzgerald has said prosecutors were making no allegations that Obama was aware of any scheming. And Blagojevich himself, in taped conversations cited by prosecutors, suggested Obama wouldn’t be helpful to him and called him a vulgar term. Even if the governor were to appoint a candidate favored by the Obama team, Blagojevich said, “they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation.”
Well of course not, just because Blagojevich is a moron doesn’t mean Obama is. He knows how to play the game. You think you are going to find Obama’s fingerprints all over this-not by a longshot. Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t expect Obama not to call his lawyers in.That wouldn’t be smart. And I don’t expect his lawyers to sit back and let law enforcement do all the investigating. But at the same time don’t expect me to buy the notion because his $500 an hour lawyers declare there is no connection that I am just going to accept it as fact. I tell you what when the DOJ has provided irrefutable proof that Obama in no shape or form is responsible for this scheme, I will believe it then.