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Blagojevich Meets with Obama to Address Budget Shortfall (12/1/08)
WMBD/WYZZ Springfield, IL ^ | December 1, 2008 | WMBD/WYZZ News Staff

Posted on 12/10/2008 5:40:18 PM PST by Clinton's a liar

“Blagojevich Meets with Obama to Address Budget Shortfall

Reported by: WMBD/WYZZ News Staff

Monday, Dec 1, 2008 @07:24am CST

WMBD/WYZZ - SPRINGFIELD Governor Rod Blagojevich is turning to the president elect for help in a billion dollar budget shortfall.

The governor will meet Monday and Tuesday Philadelphia with Barack Obama. Their discussion will focus on Illinois’ $2 billion deficit and how the Land of Lincoln will manage its 2009 fiscal year.

In November, Blagojevich announced a plan to manage the state’s deficit. Part of that plan requests more than $1 billion dollars in federal money over the next three years, in addition to short-term borrowing to help pay bills on time. Illinois is currently facing a potential $5 billion backlog of unpaid bills.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; bleepgate; liarliar; obama; obamatransitionfile; obamatruthfile
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“I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not… uh… I was not aware of what was happening,” Obama said.
1 posted on 12/10/2008 5:40:18 PM PST by Clinton's a liar
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To: Clinton's a liar

Great job. I am impressed. Of course, you are just doing the job that liberal media types won’t do.


2 posted on 12/10/2008 5:44:21 PM PST by Pamlico (Fred's the real deal)
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To: Clinton's a liar

This HAD to be a LIE!!


3 posted on 12/10/2008 5:44:43 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: Pamlico

Thanks! I thought I put this in breaking news, but I guess I didn’t!


4 posted on 12/10/2008 5:45:07 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Clinton's a liar
"Their discussion will focus on...."

....getting their stories straight.

5 posted on 12/10/2008 5:45:07 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Clinton's a liar

6 posted on 12/10/2008 5:46:25 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Ann Archy

Of course it was a lie! Only a short matter of time before this one is pulled by the news outlet with a correction!


7 posted on 12/10/2008 5:46:27 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Shoot. I did.

Will it stay there?


8 posted on 12/10/2008 5:47:06 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Clinton's a liar

not exactly a smoking gun but, hey, beats soap operas.


9 posted on 12/10/2008 5:47:14 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (appeasment is collaboration.)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Always nice to see a post from you CAL!


10 posted on 12/10/2008 5:47:18 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Are you who I think you are?


11 posted on 12/10/2008 5:47:54 PM PST by usconservative (My Plan For Government Reform: Hangings on Thursday, Trials on Friday.)
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To: Clinton's a liar
Let's use the Axelrod playbook:
The governor will meet Monday and Tuesday Philadelphia with Barack Obama. Their discussion will focus...

Plausible deniability - the meeting was planned but never happened. The source mis-spoke.

See? It's easy!

12 posted on 12/10/2008 5:47:54 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Clinton's a liar; GodBlessUSA

w00t!


13 posted on 12/10/2008 5:48:01 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don' need no steenkin' bipartisan..... Oops, have I failed to be "gracious" AGAIN?!!)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Nevermind. It’s in breaking news now... must be a delay... a delay... a delay...


14 posted on 12/10/2008 5:48:45 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Incorrigible

Thanks, you!


15 posted on 12/10/2008 5:49:59 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Are they going to remove this article as well?


16 posted on 12/10/2008 5:50:21 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: Prole

They look tight! I thought they disliked each other. says everyone.


17 posted on 12/10/2008 5:50:29 PM PST by GoCards
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To: usconservative

Hiya, US! Hugs.


18 posted on 12/10/2008 5:50:43 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Hiding in plain sight with the other governors...


19 posted on 12/10/2008 5:51:02 PM PST by pookie18 (Jindal-Palin or Palin-Jindal '12)
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To: jveritas

I don’t know if they’re going to remove it. It’s a different news outlet than the first one that was pulled. Sure will drive their hit count if they don’t! ;-)


20 posted on 12/10/2008 5:52:28 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Clinton's a liar
He really has told the truth here...

"I was not aware of what was happening."

He'll be able to say that truthfully at the end of his presidency.

Barack Obama does not have a clue as to how to be president. He has no relevant experience and no understanding of the job.

Get ready for him to say over and over again.....

"It blindsided me..."

"Nobody told me about it...."

"How could I be expected to know that?...."

"It never came up...."

"How would I know how it works?....."

21 posted on 12/10/2008 5:53:24 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority ((Barack Obama...stuck on stupid and idle as the world races by him like a bullet train...)
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To: Clinton's a liar; STARWISE; retrokitten; maggief

Great find! Wonder how long this one will last on the internet before the Obama brownshirts see to it that it is taken down and a retraction/clarification is issued?

PING!!


22 posted on 12/10/2008 5:53:57 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: usconservative

ummm, who do you think he/she is?

Don’t leave the rest of us in the dark, wondering!


24 posted on 12/10/2008 5:54:59 PM PST by jacquej
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To: Clinton's a liar
“I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not… uh… I was not aware of what was happening,” Obama said.

Great tagline.
25 posted on 12/10/2008 5:55:19 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Clinton's a liar; SE Mom; neverdem; backhoe

ping


26 posted on 12/10/2008 5:55:48 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Clinton's a liar
Now if he was meeting on December 8 and 9, Obama certainly could not have met with him on December 9 'cause, it turns out, the "fibbies" had Blog under arrest.

So that means LAST WEEK.

Guess Obama told him to just appoint Lisa for old times sake ~

Which is what Blog was mad about and why he was raising the price.

What I wonder is when Warren Buffett gets booked.

27 posted on 12/10/2008 5:55:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

Dear God in heaven that’s frightening!


28 posted on 12/10/2008 5:55:50 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Clinton's a liar

WMBD/WYZZ - SPRINGFIELD misspoke.


29 posted on 12/10/2008 5:56:13 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Albanese

He looks quite a bit like your typical Russian Maffia type. And, of course, he is ~ they’re mostly Serbo-Croatian too.


30 posted on 12/10/2008 5:58:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

This story was published Monday, December 1st.


31 posted on 12/10/2008 5:58:29 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Connie!!!!!!! We are in for another battle. When did you get back?


32 posted on 12/10/2008 5:59:18 PM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Clinton's a liar
Note the date:

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33 posted on 12/10/2008 5:59:21 PM PST by randita
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To: fhayek
WMBD/WYZZ - SPRINGFIELD misspoke.

Yeah, the whole freakin' news staff! LOL

34 posted on 12/10/2008 6:00:15 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Blagojevich Meets with Obama to Address Budget Shortfall Pardon


35 posted on 12/10/2008 6:01:11 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick a leftist when they are down. Wait 'til they're halfway back up! You get better leverage!)
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To: Clinton's a liar

So, a week ago Obama spent two whole days with this guy?

Could it be that Obama told a lie?

This next four years is going to be a circus.


36 posted on 12/10/2008 6:01:33 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: doug from upland

Yes, we are in for a battle. I dunno, a couple months ago... I’m very busy these days so I haven’t been very active.


37 posted on 12/10/2008 6:03:14 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks for the ping.


38 posted on 12/10/2008 6:03:29 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Someone needs to do a screen grab. The article from Nov 5th has been altered.


39 posted on 12/10/2008 6:03:57 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: Clinton's a liar; penelopesire

Just DAMN!

More full text screen caps needed!


40 posted on 12/10/2008 6:04:58 PM PST by maggief
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To: TruthWillWin

I’m calling Jeremy Sisto (white cop on Law and Order)to play the Gov in the movie.


41 posted on 12/10/2008 6:04:59 PM PST by nufsed
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To: randita

Wow! Where did you find that? Was it up on the Gov’s website? Still up? Freepmail me if you need to. ;-)


42 posted on 12/10/2008 6:05:15 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Pamlico

Wonder if they met where it was possible to tape their comments. Interesting and great find!


43 posted on 12/10/2008 6:08:12 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Clinton's a liar

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/12/obama-met-with-blagojevich-in-chicago.html


44 posted on 12/10/2008 6:08:59 PM PST by randita
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To: Clinton's a liar
News Articles stating Obama met with Blago mysteriously go down the memory hole...I got screen shots!
45 posted on 12/10/2008 6:09:51 PM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: Clinton's a liar

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=255503&src=109

Blagojevich defends taking state plane to meet with Obama
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - Thursday, December 4, 2008
Author: By John Patterson Sr. State Government Editor jpatterson@dailyherald.com
SPRINGFIELD — Just days after shuttering several state parks and historic sites and asking for understanding from Illinoisans amid bleak economic times, Gov. Rod Blagojevich took his taxpayer-provided aircraft to Philadelphia to tell fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama how bad things are in the state they both live in.

Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero defended the trip and use of the state plane, noting that if the governor hadn’t gone, he’d surely have faced media criticism for his absence.

“This was a historic meeting that was attended by virtually every governor in the United States, and our being there could help bring billions of dollars to Illinois,” Guerrero said Wednesday in an e-mail responding to Daily Herald questions.

Obama met Tuesday with members of the National Governors Association to discuss how the federal government can bail out states struggling to balance budgets .

“And, had we not gone out, I am sure you would question us on why we failed to go out and meet with the other governors and the president-elect,” Guerrero added.

Blagojevich , and other governors, flew into Philadelphia to tell tales of economic woe on the same day executives from the Big Three automakers drove to Washington, D.C., to plead for economic assistance. The executives faced harsh criticism for taking personal jets to a previous Capitol Hill hearing.

Obama represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate and before that served in the Illinois Senate. He and Blagojevich both reside in Chicago with about 15 miles separating their households.

But Guerrero said the governor’s two-day Philadelphia trip was an important opportunity to discuss urgent budget issues with Obama and the other governors.

(snip)


46 posted on 12/10/2008 6:10:33 PM PST by maggief
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To: randita

Excellent find!


47 posted on 12/10/2008 6:11:36 PM PST by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: Clinton's a liar

I guess the journalist “misspoke”.


48 posted on 12/10/2008 6:12:36 PM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: Clinton's a liar

What I find interesting is that people think that Blago’s statement exonerates Odumbo. Pay attention to what Blago says; he stated that, I paraphrase, “all he is going to give me in return is appreciation”. Blago was expecting repayment for *something* otherwise there would not be an expectation of repayment. Blago did something for The One and The One snubbed him.


49 posted on 12/10/2008 6:12:56 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Clinton's a liar

Wow.

This issue is flushing out the OG’s.
I’m posting here just to fly with eagles.


50 posted on 12/10/2008 6:13:26 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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