Skip to comments.Is Emmanuel covering for Obama's stupidity?
Posted on 12/12/2008 12:58:33 PM PST by cartervt2k
Is Obama's tendency to conceal the truth hanging Emmanuel out to dry?
According to the FBI report, Obama would not cooperate in a quid pro quo with Blago for Obama's old Senate seat. Any reasonable person would know that in order for a bribe to be rejected, it must first be offered. And, who on Earth would believe Team Obama would have zero contact with the governor since the election, when this is someone who both he and Rahm knew well and campaigned for?
If Obama had said, "he offered, we rejected", would there have been legal (not political) implications for not blowing the whistle? Or, is there something else they could be hiding?
Not necessarily. A president doesn’t have to bribe a governor. However, offering a little perk like a board membership for his wife is probably something Rahm would do as second nature, and especially would do so if Rod had some semi-juicy inside dope on the holy O. A little offer just to nail down the loose cannon.
I think that’s what happened, but the nimRod wanted something big up front and so went into a more or less explicit rant for the tape.
All in all, it will probably show that O and Rahm are very familiar with the felony-as-a-rule SOP in Illinois.
Emanuel is Obama’s brain.
Rahm, "I never had sex with, er, talked to the Illinois Governor. Hell, I don't even know him."
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