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Obama's Huge Blunder: Emmanuel Likely to be Grilled in Blago Scandal
The Policy Project ^ | 14 December 2008 | Patrick Gibson

Posted on 12/14/2008 2:39:50 PM PST by nysuperdoodle

The leaking sludge of the Blagojevich investigation is threatening to stain the Obama presidency before it gets off the ground. The reports out of Chicago indicate a tense weekend for the Obammunists. There is rampant speculation about the extent and content of Rahm Emmanuel's six contacts with Blagojevich and, perhaps even more pressingly, a concern that perhaps the media blanket that has been protecting Obama may be showing signs of wear... (continued)

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bho2008; blagojevich; emmanuel; il2008; obama; probe; rahm; scandal

1 posted on 12/14/2008 2:39:51 PM PST by nysuperdoodle
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To: nysuperdoodle
You mean since Senator Obama is part of the same Daley Machine that Governor Blagojevich, Rahm Emanuel, and most of his inner circle belong to, he might be implicated in their illegal and corrupt shenanigans? Interesting take.
2 posted on 12/14/2008 2:43:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

fuggetaboutit....it’ll never happen.


3 posted on 12/14/2008 2:46:00 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: nysuperdoodle
when monkeys fly out of my...
4 posted on 12/14/2008 2:50:09 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: nysuperdoodle

Obama can always divert attention away from the Blagojevich scandal with his birth certificate scandal.


5 posted on 12/14/2008 2:51:22 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: nysuperdoodle

I like the “leaking sludge” metaphor. I think Emanuel is already toast, we just don’t know it yet. It all depends on what’s on those tapes, and in documents that he gave Blago. Note Obama carefully stated “I did not speak with...” - no, he put it in writing. Once Emanuel is compromised I see BHO cutting him loose immediately. But it’s like chopping off a limb to stop infection, there’s more where that came from, and he can only cut so far.


6 posted on 12/14/2008 2:52:06 PM PST by bigbob
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To: nysuperdoodle
The one and only thing that I would like for Christmas...

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7 posted on 12/14/2008 2:53:45 PM PST by j_guru
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To: nysuperdoodle

Some idiot named Mary Mithcell from a Chicago newspaper was on MTP this morning and told the assembled masses she was surprised by how well the governor had hidden all this corruption from a preying press. My question would be, when it comes to Democrats and especially Democrats connected to OBama what preying press would that be? You only see what you want to see.


8 posted on 12/14/2008 2:55:08 PM PST by redangus
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To: j_guru

For THAT (first expression preferred) I’d have enough Christmas presents for the rest of my life.


9 posted on 12/14/2008 3:00:01 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: nysuperdoodle

I wonder if Rahm paid for Blago’s past Congressional seat when Blago became Governor?


10 posted on 12/14/2008 3:01:43 PM PST by keats5 (Merry Christmas fellow FReepers!)
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To: nysuperdoodle
a concern that perhaps the media blanket that has been protecting Obama may be showing signs of wear

Nah, they're just getting their second wind 

11 posted on 12/14/2008 3:03:57 PM PST by valkyry1
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To: nysuperdoodle
Rahm being grilled by whom?

The MSM press?............for sure < / s >

The Senate?............... Yeah right

The Congress?.....................When monkeys fly out my butt

Nonetheless, it is increasingly inconceivable that Emmanuel will not be grilled for his series of conversations with the Governor. If they weren't discussing the Senate Club seat, what WERE they discussing?

Very much conceivable unless Rahm is on tape, otherwise not going to happen

I'd bet my last dollar the Obama team know Blago was being investigated and stayed far away as possible and definitely didn't talk or email on electronic devices

12 posted on 12/14/2008 3:05:37 PM PST by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: j_guru
I’d pay to see that...er...don't take that literally Blago.
13 posted on 12/14/2008 3:06:04 PM PST by 444Flyer (Sir, may I see your ID (birth certificate) please.)
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To: bigbob
1. On the right side: Commissar Rahmski Emmanuelevich. - 2. Commissar Emmanuelevich? He doesn't exist(anymore)


14 posted on 12/14/2008 3:07:56 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: Popman
I would bet $1 monopoly money that they might* have Obambi on the tape..

You're FIRED!
15 posted on 12/14/2008 3:08:24 PM PST by j_guru
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To: nysuperdoodle
Hopefully, the Gov will not resign and stay on to $crew, er serve his voters. Hopefully, this will last longer in the media, than the Fitzy/Armitage/Powell/Plame/CIA sideshow did.

Rahm, "I never had sex with, er, talked to the Illinois Governor. Hell, Obama and I don't even know him."

Chicago Team Obama

Hey Zer0, How are you hanging in there with the big boys? How's your smoking and facial tics coming along? Enjoy your ride. The fun is just beginning.


16 posted on 12/14/2008 3:10:43 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Does Zer0 have any friends, who are not criminals or foriegn or domestic terrorists or both?)
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To: nysuperdoodle
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well - I can wish can't I?
17 posted on 12/14/2008 3:11:29 PM PST by j_guru
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To: Popman; keats5

Maybe Rahm’s in trouble for dealing about the replacement for his Congressional seat, not about the replacement for O’s Senate seat:

“One alleged scheme outlined in the charges against Blagojevich involves the special election for Emanuel’s seat. The government affidavit said Blagojevich and others were recorded talking about an unnamed “president-elect adviser” concerned about the election for Emanuel’s congressional seat who might help the governor land a new job at a non-profit organization”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-rahm-obama13dec13,0,3359611.story


18 posted on 12/14/2008 3:14:43 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: nysuperdoodle
...a concern that perhaps the media blanket that has been protecting Obama may be showing signs of wear...

Ummmmm, he WON the election. Now they have to hold his feet to the fire just a little to show the world they're not totally biased. It's gonna take a lot more than that for the MSM to get any credibility back. Besides, if the MSM is going after Rahm, maybe they're doing it FOR Obama. Maybe Obama wants to dump him and this is the easiest way.

19 posted on 12/14/2008 3:15:16 PM PST by GOPJ (There are no "tough" issues - just "tough" political consequences.)
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To: SolidWood

ref unperson. doubleplusungood. rewrite fullwise.


20 posted on 12/14/2008 3:17:18 PM PST by realdifferent1 (We've tried the soap box, jury box and ballot box. Only one box left.)
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To: nysuperdoodle

I wonder how much Hillary paid for her appointment?


21 posted on 12/14/2008 3:21:55 PM PST by Lokibob (When handed lemons...Refuse to sign for them. Life's lemons can't be delivered without a signature.)
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To: j_guru

What did Comrade 0bama do in Montgomery Alabama to (ahem) ‘warrant’ this? lol


22 posted on 12/14/2008 3:26:58 PM PST by mkjessup (43 prior Presidents did NOT spend six-figure sums to hide the details of their birth certificate!)
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To: nysuperdoodle

If Blago can just hold on and make em impeach him.... that is what I hope for.

I know he can do it.


23 posted on 12/14/2008 3:29:19 PM PST by Rightly Biased (McCain is the reason Sarah Lost <><)
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To: Lokibob
I wonder how much Hillary got paid for her appointment?

That's probably more accurate :)

24 posted on 12/14/2008 3:35:07 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Sho me da BC...mo)
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To: Rightly Biased

Blagos very unpredictable and may squeal all the way down.


25 posted on 12/14/2008 3:48:11 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: nysuperdoodle

Lying is second nature to Obama.
But he can’t fool all of the people all of the time...


26 posted on 12/14/2008 4:00:18 PM PST by citizencon
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To: nysuperdoodle
"Grilled?"

Those Prosecuters have an Iron Will!

27 posted on 12/14/2008 4:25:19 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: Orange1998

I’m hoping Blago sings and sings and sings to try to save his skin. He is scum but he is also surrounded by scum. They need to be taken out too.

I just read a quote on another thread that was something like, ‘Obama is acting like the only virgin in a whore house.”


28 posted on 12/14/2008 5:34:39 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Dutch Boy

That was funny. LOL.


29 posted on 12/14/2008 6:57:42 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: Dutch Boy
I just read a quote on another thread that was something like, ‘Obama is acting like the only virgin in a whore house.”

Anti-Obama, Pro-Sarah Sarcasm Torpedo ARMED. FIRE!!

Hmmm, he *is* the Obamessiah.

And when he says, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone"
...a well-aimed rock from Sarah Palin is gonna bop him squarely on the nose!

Remember? She rooted OUT the corruption in her own party.

Cheers!

30 posted on 12/14/2008 6:58:36 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Chode

Woudn’t that hurt???


31 posted on 12/14/2008 11:54:23 PM PST by screaming eagle2
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To: screaming eagle2
i hope so...
32 posted on 12/15/2008 4:16:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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