Skip to comments.Obama confident staff clear in Ill. gov scandal
Posted on 12/11/2008 8:42:07 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
CHICAGO President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that he's confident no member of his staff was involved in discussing deals for his Senate seat with disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Obama also said once again that he had no discussions about the seat he is vacating with the Democratic governor, who was arrested by federal agents this week in connection with an alleged corruption scheme. "I was as appalled and disappointed as anyone," Obama said at a news conference called to announce a series of new appointments to the administration he is setting up. "I have never spoken to the governor on this subject," he said. "I am confident that no representative of mine" would have taken part in any such discussions, he added. He said "I think the public trust has been violated" and said he did not think that the governor "at this point can effectively serve Illinois.
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He’s also confident that the damming birth certificate will never be released.
Where, oh where, are some good leakers when we need them?
Oh, forgot, dhimmicrat leakers are never convicted, repub leakers are sentenced.
Question: Who was Gov. when Barry got “elected”?
I wonder if these people get down on their knees every day and thank God for a leftist media and a lazy, ignorant public?
Sorry, ...when he got elected to the senate...
I am confident that no representative of mine....
So maybe Dick Durban was the go between as speculated on another thread talking about Durban wanting to be the first friend and meet with Zero and Blank after the election.
The ignorant public has elected this smooth talking empty suit from the depths of Illinois corrupt political system.
I wonder if anyone who voted for him knows that he eliminated anyone who ran against him by trashing their personal lives in public?
According to Politico last week:"Linda Daschle, one of Washingtons most prominent aviation lobbyists, said Wednesday that shes leaving Baker Donelson as a senior policy adviser at the end of this year to open her own shop. Daschle was mum on whether her husband will serve as HHS secretary as Democratic and health industry sources say and wouldnt comment on the timing of her job change, except to say she notified the firm last week and it sent out a note on her move on Wednesday."
And the MSM will continue covering for him since they are the ones who pushed him forward.
I don' t know if they thank God every day but I suspect a good number of them spend a good amount of their time each day on their knees.
First `saddened’ and now `appalled’. Zero’s on an emotional roller coaster.
“Confident” implies wiggle room. His exact words were, “absolutely certain”.
Ha ha ha, nice official denial Bammy.
You never spoke to Blago about this, got it. Let’s see what Blago & Blago say and go for a process crime for perjury. You can have the cell next to Libby Scooter.
56 million Americans suspected him as incompetent. His background check was shut down by the main stream media. If this had been a republican.....Well, we know what would have happened a long time ago!
First `saddened and now `appalled. Zeros on an emotional roller coaster.....
....and up to five packs of cigs a day.....
This one's a classic, friends.
Yes...It’s possible on advise from henchman, Rahm Emanuel.
I hear there are some Black Panthers not exactly thrilled with the O....perhaps they will talk...
Clear? WHy? Because Hussein says so?
Next: “That man was never a member of my staff. He was an overeager volunteer who was just trying to help out, and we never heard of him.”
No more space under the bus.......
It all depends on what the definition of discussing deals is, CLINTONIAN speak part two.
It is obvious that Gov Blog said he talked to an Obama man about the deal and called Obama a FXXx name because Obama wouldn’t give him anything but appreciation for appointing Obama’s choice. Well some are saying that shows Obama was not willing to offer a bribe - but the question is - why didn’t Obama report this attempted effort to get money out of him to the FBI? That is why he has to insist none of his people talked to Blog - so Blog is just making it up when he talks this way?? I think you are right it will come out that one of Obama’s people did talk to Blog and then when he ‘learns of it’ he will say that person was not authorized - denying knowledge of it all - so the only way to pin this slippery eel down is to get the person who did talk to Blog to squeal - watch for that person to disappear.
“You’re either on the bus or off the bus.” Ken Kesey, “The Electric Acid Kool-aid Test”
“Or under the bus.”
Barry Barack (Hussein) “I Caught a Flying Squirrel and Let It Go” Soweto Obama I
“it will come out that one of Obamas people did talk to Blog”....
And guess where that individual will end up?....you got it!...under the bus!
BArry says, “Hey hurry up and order another bus, it’s all full under this one.”
oops, Electric Koolaid test: Tom Wolf
(flying squirrel reference, Norton)
Smoke up, Obama.
Your criminal and communist buddies are about to ensure your time in office is nothing short of a nightmare due to your extremely corrupt history with them.
No. He set him up because he knows obama's transgressions (where the bodies are buried, so to speak).
There are fewer Dhimmicrat leakers because the consequences are much more severe. Repub leakers get an orange jumpsuit; Dhimmicrat leakers receive a lead sandwich in Ft. Marcy Park.
“He set him up because he knows obama’s transgressions (where the bodies are buried, so to speak).”.....
I’m having Clinton flashbacks!....
He ducked the question about whether his staff members had discussed the seat with Blago (answered that no one on his staff made any kind of deal) and he also ducked the question about how Blago would have gotten the impression that Obama wasn’t going to make a deal (answered that he couldn’t begin to get into Blago’s mind and understand what he was thinking).
Obama said today that neither he nor anyone on his staff had been contacted by investigators. Then that means that neither Obama nor his staff reported the attempted deal making of Blago.
This signals to me that the Obama team did NOT know the phone calls were being recorded and thought they could just let the conversation slide and not say anything.
Whoever was designated to talk to Blago about this better get a lawyer pronto, because he/she is about to become the fall guy. Obama will say that he was never advised about the deal conversation. He’ll insulate himself and some lowly staffer will take the fall. How many Clintonites fell on their swords to protect Clinton? It will be the same with Obama.
When does the FOO (Friends of Obama) list begin? I still review the FOB body count from time to time.
If this had been a Republican, Arlen Specter would be calling for Senate hearings.