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Obama: Do Not Believe Your Lying Eyes (Photo of Obama with Blago from 12/2/2008)
Ace of Spades ^ | 12/11/2008 | Gabriel Malor

Posted on 12/11/2008 9:35:30 AM PST by mojito

Obama this Tuesday:

"I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening."

Obama and Blagojevich at the National Governors Association meeting last Tuesday: [photo at jump]

Obama at grand jury proceedings next Tuesday: "Define 'contact'?"


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; bleepgate; obama; obamatransitionfile
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To: KeyLargo
Watch out where the Huskies go............don't you eat that yellow snow.............
21 posted on 12/11/2008 9:57:15 AM PST by soozla ("It is God's job to judge the terrorists....it is our job to arrange the meeting" - U.S. Marines)
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To: 1000 silverlings
"Per the criminal complaint O wanted Valerie Jarrett to get the Senate seat so they must have discussed it at some point"

AND WOULD HAVE BEEN WIRETAPPED.......

Sic'em Patrick.

22 posted on 12/11/2008 9:57:41 AM PST by gandalftb (An appeaser feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last......)
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To: mojito
I want to see these guys on the gallows as much as anyone, but there's no there in the picture. He's pressing the flesh in an big open room with all the governors. Not exactly meeting. We need to rely on substance and verification not "gotcha" techniques.
23 posted on 12/11/2008 9:58:20 AM PST by nufsed
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To: icwhatudo
Governor's website said they had contact:

Photobucket

24 posted on 12/11/2008 10:05:13 AM PST by randita
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To: mojito

25 posted on 12/11/2008 10:09:29 AM PST by radar101
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To: lonevoice

26 posted on 12/11/2008 10:10:19 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: icwhatudo; mojito
Where was Obama on November 5 when the meeting was supposed to occur with Blagojevich? He was at his friend's downtown Chicago office for 6 hours. On 11/5/08 Obama met at John Roger's Office

"Lynn Sweet reported that on November 5, 2008, Obama "wrapped up a day of planning for his transition at the office of his friend" John Rogers, the Ariel financial founder. The meeting reportedly took 6 hours.

Rogers is reportedly (per an LA Times blog) a campaign contributer to both Obama and Blagojevich.".....


According to this article, Barack Obama - Operation Board Games For Slumlords John Rogers and two other people at Ariel each bundled at least $50,000 in donations for Obama's presidential campaign, according to the Times.

An October 3, 2005 article in the Sun-Times, by Chris Fusco and Dave McKinney, reported that Ariel and its top executives also contributed $117,500 to Blagojevich's campaign.


So where was Blagojevich on November 5? If he was at his Friends of Rod Blagojevich office (which I believe there are taped conversations on that date in the indictment), it is also in downtown Chicago, just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Ariel Mutual Funds office.

hereJohn Roger’s office at Ariel Mutual Funds (200 E. Randolph Drive) is only 0.6 miles from Friends of Rod Blagojevich’s office (221 N. LaSalle Street). Estimated travel time according to MapQuest is 2 minutes.

So whether Obama met with Blagojevich or not, they were in pretty close proximity and both Obama and Rogers have more than passing connections with Blagojevich. I'm sure Fitpatrick at least knows who Blagojevih called that day.
27 posted on 12/11/2008 10:11:51 AM PST by Girlene
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To: nufsed
I want to see these guys on the gallows as much as anyone, but there's no there in the picture. He's pressing the flesh in an big open room with all the governors. Not exactly meeting. We need to rely on substance and verification not "gotcha" techniques.

I'm with you - we need a two live body squealers...witness and witness corroboration who were at these meetings or Zebra walks away.

28 posted on 12/11/2008 10:17:36 AM PST by IrishPennant (Patriotism is strongest when accompanied by bad politics, loyal FRiends and great whiskey)
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To: radar101
I've seen that hair before... reminds me of that former senator from NC - Breck something.
29 posted on 12/11/2008 10:24:32 AM PST by VRWCtaz (I picked the wrong time to quit drinking.)
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To: mojito

He is shaking the hand of the guy to the left of Blagojevich and looks as if he was stunned to see Blagojevich there. Maybe by “no contact” he means he didn’t shake his hand?


30 posted on 12/11/2008 10:25:39 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: IrishPennant

My hope is that the US Attorney will have the courage to bring down as many people as the investiogation indicates, regardless of who they are.


31 posted on 12/11/2008 10:28:23 AM PST by nufsed
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To: mojito
The one grinning the widest is the one who wants something.

The one not grinning is the one who knows the other one wants something.

32 posted on 12/11/2008 10:32:10 AM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: beethovenfan

““I did not have sex with that man””

Sinclair said otherwise.


33 posted on 12/11/2008 10:33:36 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: nufsed

Not if he values his life he won’t. I believe Pres. BO is as dirty as the governor and the rest of them.


34 posted on 12/11/2008 10:34:25 AM PST by appleton14
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To: gandalftb

Fitzgerald was tipped to shut it down NOW! so as to make sure Bambi didn’t get caught. No other explanation as to why he didn’t just keep the investigation going TO SEE WHERE IT WOULD LEAD!


35 posted on 12/11/2008 10:35:14 AM PST by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: radar101

Is anyone else sick to death already of that head tilted back gaze of the King looking over his masses?

Ugh.


36 posted on 12/11/2008 10:35:34 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: nufsed

I can’t just hear Groucho Marx: “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” and “When analyzing the cause of a problem never fail to take into account that the answer might be shear stupidity!”


37 posted on 12/11/2008 10:35:55 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: jarofants

Did anyone notice he stuttered when talking about this yesterday?


38 posted on 12/11/2008 10:36:03 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: nufsed
"My hope is that the US Attorney will have the courage to bring down as many people as the investigation indicates, regardless of who they are."

Fitzgerald absolutely has the stones to do that...as long as he is going after Republicans. Otherwise, this is a show trial and Obama will be protected at all costs.

39 posted on 12/11/2008 10:36:30 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: mojito

If you define “no contact” not to include touching or talking then I believe Obama.


40 posted on 12/11/2008 10:38:52 AM PST by DouglasKC
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