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Obama team probe of Obama team finds no Obama team impropriety (Believe it or not the LA Times)
The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/23/2008 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 12/23/2008 3:44:26 PM PST by Smogger

The Barack Obama presidential transition office today finally released its own report on its own internal investigation of its own contacts with legally challenged Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. And you'll be comforted to know the Obama folks found no impropriety whatsoever by Obama folks.

So go back to wrapping holiday presents or pretending you're working at your desk and checking out Obama's important abs. All is well with the coming World of Change.

Speaking of tidy packages, the five-page report was not released in the morning as things are when public attention is desired.

It was released at 4:30 Eastern time to provide minimal exam time before the network news. But that's probably a coincidence.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; blagojevich; bleepgate; creepy; denial; il2008; obama; obamasays; obamatransitionfile; obci; probe; rahm; transition
Suprisingly critical report from the LA Times political blogger. It's only the blogger, but compared how little skepticism the rest of the MSM is treating the report with it's a breath of fresh air.
1 posted on 12/23/2008 3:44:28 PM PST by Smogger
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To: Smogger

And the beat go’s on. This is so completely obvious only the MSM could not figger it out. What a bunch of useless idiots. Hannity was right journalism is dead. This is pure propaganda.


2 posted on 12/23/2008 3:47:45 PM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: Smogger

The headline alone is more honest than the rest of the news reports I have seen so far. My hope of hopes is that the Governor’s defense team decides that it is in his interest to start leaking facts to place the attention on somebody more newsworthy. ;^)


3 posted on 12/23/2008 3:47:57 PM PST by eureka! (The election does not depress me as much. Thanks Chicago Pols!!!)
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To: Smogger

Dominant media`s in the tank. Imagine the uproar if Cheney investigated himself over something equally similar and pronounced himself innocent !?

The left-wing media would excoriate him and demand a special counsel to investigate.

So debilitating and demoralizing to think this is just the beginning of how bad it`s gonna get.


4 posted on 12/23/2008 3:48:01 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Smogger
There may, however, be some future amendments. The Obama team did not keep phone logs, so their contact list was developed from memory, which may or may not match the federal wiretap chronology if it's ever released.
5 posted on 12/23/2008 3:50:34 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Smogger
It's only the blogger, but compared how little skepticism the rest of the MSM is treating the report with it's a breath of fresh air.

You ain't kidding. ABC's report on Obama's report results was triumphant in tone.

Its becoming increasingly comedic.

6 posted on 12/23/2008 3:50:53 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Para-Ord.45

Santo Trfficante has been ivestigated by Frank Regano and found totally innocent. BREAKING??BREAKING??CNN??MSNBC


7 posted on 12/23/2008 3:52:32 PM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: Smogger

Meanwhile, Governor Blago’s team has released a report absolving him of any wrongdoing...

We are now waiting to hear from the Charles Manson team’s report...


8 posted on 12/23/2008 3:54:29 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: skeeter
My favorite line:

Emanuel, the transition team told Huffington Post today, has just a little bit ago -- in fact, we just missed him -- left for a long-planned family vacation in that place that every North Side Chicago family dreams of visiting for the year-end holidays, somewhere in Africa. We're not told the area code. Likely on a safari. With no cell coverage, of course. So he's not around to talk.

9 posted on 12/23/2008 3:55:42 PM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: Smogger

Nixon oculd have done four times as well. I’m sure that Halderman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Dean all four would have cleared him, with no need for Archibald Cox, Carl Bernstein, or Bob Woodward. I guess the GOP will never catch up with the Dems on handling their own corruption (and I’m proud of that).


10 posted on 12/23/2008 3:57:23 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: skeeter

I mean the AP report I read dutifully repeated the line “long-planned family vacation.”

Gimme a break.


11 posted on 12/23/2008 3:57:28 PM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: Smogger

President-elect Barack Obama's transition office said in a report released Tuesday that its staff had no inappropriate communications with the office of Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is at the center of a corruption probe.

12 posted on 12/23/2008 3:59:21 PM PST by kennedy (I'm a Kennedy with no experience or qualifications too! Where do I sign up for MY Senate seat?)
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To: Smogger

Anyone know if Fitz’s office has publicly said they asked Obama to hold the release of the report for a few days??


13 posted on 12/23/2008 3:59:36 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Smogger

So they wryly got this one right, though it may pass over the head of many readers (the subtitle anyways).

But weren’t they the ones that wouldn’t release that videotape of the dinner because it “might embarrass Obama”?


14 posted on 12/23/2008 4:00:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: skeeter

Why is something, a no big deal, a so what, handled as a crime has been committed, is there something there, appears to be.


15 posted on 12/23/2008 4:01:34 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Smogger

Why do I still believe this assessment of the situation to be totally improbable?

Because how much credibility does it really imply?


16 posted on 12/23/2008 4:10:00 PM PST by alloysteel (Balkanization - perhaps one of the few remaining ways to preserve American ideals.)
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To: skeeter
Get ready for a scandal a week when Osama takes office.

IMO the lib media will not, absolutely not, be able to cover for what goes in this administration unless there is a national emergenct and news sources have to be shut down.

17 posted on 12/23/2008 4:12:19 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: Smogger

Reminds me of my grandchildren being asked if they poopied in their pants, watching them look briefly, and saying “No!” even though there was a loaf present.

So Obami checked Obami’s drawers, looked at Obami’s mess, and Obami said there was nothing there. Guess I can believe him, can’t I?


18 posted on 12/23/2008 4:14:53 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Para-Ord.45

Remember the tsunami when Cheney met w/the Oil execs and wouldn’t release the list of names before his nomination?? The obamedia has no limits on hypocrisy.

Pray for W, America and Our Freedom Fighters


19 posted on 12/23/2008 4:21:50 PM PST by bray (Gov Palin isn't corrupt enough for DC)
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To: skeeter
You ain't kidding. ABC's report on Obama's report results was triumphant in tone.

Same thing on FOX too...right wing news station my a$$

20 posted on 12/23/2008 4:25:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The tree of liberty is getting mighty dry)
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To: Smogger

Captures the thought process of the decadent Left rather well.


21 posted on 12/23/2008 4:29:35 PM PST by Savage Beast ("Your grandchildren will live under communism." -Nikita Krushchev)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I watched with incredulity as Krauthammer proclaimed - it is over, Obama is cleared and now we can move on.


22 posted on 12/23/2008 4:36:21 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: alloysteel; laweeks; oldtimer

Right. Like these highly political, self-absorbed guys (& gals) don’t gossip about each other INCESSANTLY - and exchange breathless emails & phone calls, when one says to several others, “I want 50K dollars for this f’ing appt.”

OF COURSE THEY DO.

OF COURSE BO AND HIS CRONIES KNEW ABOUT THESE DISCUSSIONS/OFFERS.


23 posted on 12/23/2008 4:39:15 PM PST by 4Liberty (Discount window +fractional reserve banking = moral hazard + bank corporate welfare + Inflation tax)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Obama is cleared and now we can move on.

Wow...maybe he really is the messiah /s

24 posted on 12/23/2008 4:44:08 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The tree of liberty is getting mighty dry)
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To: Smogger

Mom, we kids investigated and none of us had a party last night while you were out, so we’re not responsible for the trashed house and the empty beer kegs.


25 posted on 12/23/2008 4:56:02 PM PST by kitkat (THE DAY WE LOSE OUR WILL TO FIGHT WILL BE THE DAY WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

” I watched with incredulity as Krauthammer proclaimed - it is over, Obama is cleared and now we can move on. ‘

First time I watch FOX in months and I tune in to see that agitprop.
Barnes, however, was having none of it.
Haven’t finished watching NBC Nightly News, but, so far-they haven’t gone in the tank like FOX.
Which is amazing.
NBC did not absolve BO, Axelrod and the Rahmster like most of Hume’s panel.
“ BO was interviewed by the federal prosecutor, with his lawyer present ,” which conjured up images of Clinton and Ken Starr.
Or Tony Soprano.
NBC also played a clip of BO saying after the election
“ that he would be hands off with Blago and obviously he wasn’t..”
Chuck Todd is up next-he’ll probably try and do a Krauthammer.


26 posted on 12/23/2008 4:56:23 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Smogger
Suprisingly critical report from the LA Times political blogger.

I wonder how long it took them to figure out the "BLue Heart Jewel" craze was crap, too.

27 posted on 12/23/2008 5:10:50 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: Smogger


28 posted on 12/23/2008 5:26:03 PM PST by MrMarbles
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To: Right Wing Assault
Meanwhile, Governor Blago’s team has released a report absolving him of any wrongdoing... We are now waiting to hear from the Charles Manson team’s report...

LOL ... and the beat goes on.

29 posted on 12/23/2008 5:31:23 PM PST by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: Smogger
I rubbed my eyes, and read it again. Yep. The LA Times.

Hell hasn't frozen over, but it sure is cold in here!

30 posted on 12/23/2008 5:43:55 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Smogger
Andrew Malcolm is a very intelligent guy with a ton of experience and a more critical eye than a lot of other reporters, and he's also a really nice guy to talk to in person. Good to see this article from him.
31 posted on 12/23/2008 6:05:22 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Red_Devil 232
"I watched with incredulity as Krauthammer proclaimed - it is over, Obama is cleared and now we can move on."

Marxists love the "right winger" plants who herd the right winger sheep so much better than the leftists.

32 posted on 12/23/2008 6:14:19 PM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Smogger
OJs defense team also found no improprieties.
33 posted on 12/23/2008 6:17:06 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Barack the Messiah: Never in the field of US politics have so many waited so long for so little.)
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To: Smogger

A blogger outta control; there’ll be a front page retraction and apology tomorrow morning.


34 posted on 12/23/2008 6:18:57 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: Smogger

try telling your IRS auditor that you have audited your own taxes and all is fine. LOL


35 posted on 12/23/2008 6:21:21 PM PST by tioga (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Smogger

Get this civics lesson, you immigrants, legal or otherwise: we have a tradition in this country that once a crook gets elected to a high office, he becomes untouchable and is, as we say in America, in the money!


36 posted on 12/23/2008 6:24:05 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: Smogger

Bubba Toon must be green with envy now - this team managed to create a scandal before moving in the White House.


37 posted on 12/23/2008 6:31:09 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: Smogger
Obama reports he did nothing wrong.

Blogo reports he did nothing wrong.

JJJ reports he did nothing wrong.

I guess Fitz just got it all wrong.

Obama should fire him.

38 posted on 12/23/2008 6:38:35 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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The Bush admin should make a quick review and put out a report that they did absolutely nothing wrong in the last eight years and that no one is guilty of anything.

(Of course we know they DID blow a number of things, including a lot of our hard-earned cash, but still, if Barky can do it, please spare us the dem-sponsored war crime trials.)


39 posted on 12/23/2008 6:59:42 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Smogger

Obozo’s probe was only to investigate what they needed to cover up.


40 posted on 12/23/2008 8:27:09 PM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. - One of General Abram's men)
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To: Smogger
Photobucket OUCH!!!!!!! Burned! and yea, what is Rahm doing in Africa? He's been MIA since this first broke.
41 posted on 12/23/2008 8:29:27 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: Smogger
Church of Obama 1
42 posted on 12/23/2008 8:46:44 PM PST by ensignbay (*** http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/we-demand-true-conservative-leadership.html ***)
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To: laweeks

Obami thinks and hopes that we are all as stupid as the idiots that voted for him .. he’s counting on that.


43 posted on 12/23/2008 9:16:44 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Smogger

Since this latest team BHO story is derived from staff recollections, incongruities will arise when the contents of the taped conversations are revealed.


44 posted on 12/23/2008 9:17:50 PM PST by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Hugo Obama - has he ever criticized Hugo Chavez?)
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To: screaminsunshine
Obama lied.

Justice died.

45 posted on 12/24/2008 12:29:00 AM PST by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Smogger
Suprisingly critical report from the LA Times political blogger. It's only the blogger, but compared how little skepticism the rest of the MSM is treating the report with it's a breath of fresh air.

I think as the Obama administration further develops, we're going to see more of this. Hell hath no fury like a barking moonbat scorned, and as the LeftMedia gets more and more slaps in the face from Obama, they're going to continue to wake up from their leg-humping Obama lapdog stupor which they've been in for the past 2 years and ratchet up the criticism.

46 posted on 12/24/2008 6:00:44 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Smogger

RAHM IS LITTLE DRUMMER BOY - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx2dSjzZF3I


47 posted on 12/24/2008 8:01:36 AM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Krauthammer is a 300 hitter....he only gets it right one third of the time.


48 posted on 12/25/2008 2:19:05 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: Smogger

bump


49 posted on 12/25/2008 2:21:56 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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