Skip to comments.Emanuel, Blagojevich Aides Discussed Senate Seat
Posted on 12/14/2008 8:35:31 PM PST by SSS Two
Barack Obama had begun thinking about his Senate successor even before the presidential election, and dispatched Rahm Emanuel days after the vote to contact aides of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to begin talking up Mr. Obama's preferred candidates, associates of Mr. Emanuel said this weekend.
Mr. Emanuel, a congressman from Chicago, had been approached about being Mr. Obama's White House chief of staff the week before the election, though he hadn't yet officially decided to take the post. Nonetheless, the issue of Mr. Obama's Senate replacement was sensitive enough that senior Obama aides wanted to keep the matter within the circle of Illinois political figures, according to people familiar with campaign deliberations at the time.
Among those in Mr. Obama's inner circle, Mr. Emanuel had one of the closest relationships to Mr. Blagojevich, a Democrat. He had succeeded Mr. Blagojevich in 2002 to the House seat that covered Chicago's near north side.
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The WSJ has decided that the White House Chief of Staff actually speaks to Obama about small things...like who gets his Illinois Senate seat. Sheesh. No Way.
Let’s go to the tapes!
Rahm Emanuel’s silence is deafening.
Once again Obama is a liar!
JJJ's name will slowly disappear and Rham's will stay with this story from now on.
Just another speed bump on 0bama's road to control.
Yes, the silence is deafening...maybe related to the 3 weeks of taping not mentioned in the indictment. As an aside, I remember Ms. Kaszak. She was briefly shown on a newscast commenting that she was a long time resident of the district and thought she deserved consideration for the seat. At the time of the election, I assumed Rahm was “given” Blago’s seat in the legislature because of his position in the Clinton administration. I knew it didn’t have much to do with his desire to provide “service” to the community...
Man.. that plot is so thick it’s x-ray proofed! rofl
Thats not the Rahm I knew...
Rendell on Huckabee-re Democrats
oh this will blow over in a few days....
MSM on any station, any time, any where-re any Repbulican fill in the blanks
I sense that the party has barely begun.
Geez, and the poor Obamessiah is still over a month from getting into office!
Might have to buy stock in Jiffy-Pop!
What is the deal with the Wall Street Journal? I thought it was supposed to be a conservative publication.
Someone looked up this guy that wrote this article...Cam whatever his name is and he is apparently a left wing nut job.
Why then does he deny that he did?
Thicker than a fog in London at night.
Keep that image handy!
Rahm has to quit because 0bama lied. Can't make The 0ne look bad because you did something he said you didn't.
Maybe OB will call it an “honest mistake,” and then OB be praised by the media for being so honest.
Murdoch is a leftist also... wsj is now tass.
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