After the “money for senate seat” story broke, Obama said they had not negotiated with Blago about filling the seat. Of course they had, as admitted by David Axlerod. There is actually nothing wrong with that (unless $$ was discussed), but...
Obama’s denial (and contradiction of Axlerod’s statement)shows “guilty knowledge.” He and his people knew that Blago was selling the seat, but did not report it as they are ethically obliged to do.
Now they will “tell the truth slowly” (a la Clinton) in hopes that the story gets blown out of proportion for a long time and then the truth becomes a letdown.
It’s merely a story about Obama’s lack of ethics. It’s not a surprise to me (a native Chicagoan). However, he tarnished the image that the MSM and Obamabots have deluded themselves into believing.
Bingo. If Obama had come right out and admitted that they had had dozens of contacts with Blago about filling the seat (which would be truthful), then the next questions would be exactly what was said in those conversations, why did you continue to be in contact with Blago about the seat when it was clear he was selling it, and why didn't you go directly to the FBI and report what you knew?
Obama answering truthfully that there many contacts and so what, doesn't close the door on the issue. Instead, it just starts the process of opening more and more doors.
The additional doors will be opened in time, but Obama is not going to do ANYTHING to help things along. At this point, a slow drip, drip, still harmful, is much preferable to a deluge. You can build a levee high enough over time, but you can't build one overnight.