Skip to comments.Blagojevich Meets with Obama to Address Budget Shortfall (12/1/08)
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 states 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.
Great job. I am impressed. Of course, you are just doing the job that liberal media types won’t do.
This HAD to be a LIE!!
Thanks! I thought I put this in breaking news, but I guess I didn’t!
....getting their stories straight.
Of course it was a lie! Only a short matter of time before this one is pulled by the news outlet with a correction!
Shoot. I did.
Will it stay there?
not exactly a smoking gun but, hey, beats soap operas.
Always nice to see a post from you CAL!
Are you who I think you are?
Plausible deniability - the meeting was planned but never happened. The source mis-spoke.
See? It's easy!
Nevermind. It’s in breaking news now... must be a delay... a delay... a delay...
Are they going to remove this article as well?
They look tight! I thought they disliked each other. says everyone.
Hiya, US! Hugs.
Hiding in plain sight with the other governors...
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! ;-)
"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?....."
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?
ummm, who do you think he/she is?
Don’t leave the rest of us in the dark, wondering!
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.
Dear God in heaven that’s frightening!
WMBD/WYZZ - SPRINGFIELD misspoke.
He looks quite a bit like your typical Russian Maffia type. And, of course, he is ~ they’re mostly Serbo-Croatian too.
This story was published Monday, December 1st.
Connie!!!!!!! We are in for another battle. When did you get back?
Yeah, the whole freakin' news staff! LOL
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.
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.
Thanks for the ping.
Someone needs to do a screen grab. The article from Nov 5th has been altered.
More full text screen caps needed!
I’m calling Jeremy Sisto (white cop on Law and Order)to play the Gov in the movie.
Wow! Where did you find that? Was it up on the Gov’s website? Still up? Freepmail me if you need to. ;-)
Wonder if they met where it was possible to tape their comments. Interesting and great find!
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 email@example.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 hadnt gone, hed 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 governors two-day Philadelphia trip was an important opportunity to discuss urgent budget issues with Obama and the other governors.
I guess the journalist “misspoke”.
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.
This issue is flushing out the OG’s.
I’m posting here just to fly with eagles.