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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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1 posted on 12/11/2008 9:35:31 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

But, but I thought Obama said there was no contact.


2 posted on 12/11/2008 9:38:25 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: mojito

Interesting, but that looks like a simple handshake and greeting. Not what I would consider “contact” of the sort he is denying here.


3 posted on 12/11/2008 9:38:46 AM PST by Paradox (When the left have no one to villainize, they'll turn on each other.)
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To: mojito
"You did not see me with in a photo with Hot Rod Blog."

"You did not see me with in a photo with Hot Rod Blog."

"You did not see me with in a photo with Hot Rod Blog."

"You are getting sleepier and sleepier, sleepier and sleepier,...

4 posted on 12/11/2008 9:39:20 AM PST by BigFinn (cHANGE! WE HAZ IT!)
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To: mojito

5 posted on 12/11/2008 9:39:41 AM PST by lonevoice (Ich bin ein plumber)
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To: mojito

Good catch! I guess someone will have to try to airbrush this out of history too, like that local news story.

(I’m in an especially snarky mood today.)


6 posted on 12/11/2008 9:39:52 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: mojito
...we were not, I was not aware of what was happening...

Notice the ambulance-chaser's lawyerly (NOT a compliment) parsing of words.

Is it WE, or I, Hussein?

7 posted on 12/11/2008 9:39:59 AM PST by DocH (Hussein Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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To: mojito

First obama says “we”, then he quickly catches himself and says “I.” When it does come out that a member of his staff did talk to BLago he’ll have to do his duty and get under the bus.


8 posted on 12/11/2008 9:41:02 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Paradox
Interesting, but that looks like a simple handshake and greeting. Not what I would consider “contact” of the sort he is denying here.

Besides, both are wearing rubber gloves, You know, like safe sex.

9 posted on 12/11/2008 9:41:48 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: mojito

Axlerod is on video saying they met.
Local media reported they were going to meet.
Same local media in a later story said the meeting took place.

(the local media stories have been removed from the web-”wayback” machines needed)


10 posted on 12/11/2008 9:42:39 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: mojito

bookmark


11 posted on 12/11/2008 9:44:43 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Obama: He was just a Governor who lived in my neighborhood.)
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To: mojito

Per the criminal complaint O wanted Valerie Jarrett to get the Senate seat so they must have discussed it at some point


12 posted on 12/11/2008 9:45:15 AM PST by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: mojito
Do you know how to tell when Barrys lying?

Answer=

His lips are moving.

13 posted on 12/11/2008 9:49:55 AM PST by jarofants (Obama wants to bailout Kenya and other nations.)
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To: mojito

“I did not have sex with that man”.


14 posted on 12/11/2008 9:50:21 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: mojito

“Now you listen to me...I had no handshake with that governor, Mr. Blagojevich!”


15 posted on 12/11/2008 9:52:08 AM PST by Deo volente (Gov. Rod Blagojevich (DEMOCRAT-IL): "I want to make money.")
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To: mojito
CAPTION BLAGO
16 posted on 12/11/2008 9:53:59 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: mojito

There was no contact.

There was no governor’s conference.

There was no november 5, 2008.

David axelrod does not exist.

If you believe otherwise, we have a nice re-education camp for you.


17 posted on 12/11/2008 9:54:05 AM PST by Canedawg ("The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it")
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To: penelopesire; maggief

Photo ping!


18 posted on 12/11/2008 9:54:19 AM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: mojito
Almost certainly Obama has gone into full damage control. All of his staffers checking phone records for calls to Blago.

You can safely bet Obama staffers and aides are on those wire-tap calls.

Wouldn't it be interesting if Obama was on a phone call? And tapped?

The Deputy Governor who resigned yesterday or someone close will get offered a big-time plea deal and will sing like a bird.

Obama's very gentle rebuke tells me he doesn't want to get ratted out by Blago.

If they can flip Blago, what a better way for him to get less time than to give up the next president's dirty business?

19 posted on 12/11/2008 9:55:39 AM PST by gandalftb (An appeaser feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last......)
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To: lonevoice

Is that a reflection or an earbug prompter in The One’s ear?


20 posted on 12/11/2008 9:56:33 AM PST by DBrow
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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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To: radar101
Pay-Rod and Ding Dong. What a pair.


41 posted on 12/11/2008 10:39:08 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: jarofants
Do you know how to tell when Barrys lying?

His teleprompter is glowing.

42 posted on 12/11/2008 10:40:58 AM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: gandalftb

Confiscate the BlackBerry!!!!


43 posted on 12/11/2008 10:41:46 AM PST by JrsyJack (We Shoot, We Vote, We're angry!)
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To: nufsed
Can't hardly wait for the scandal that erupts on Jan 21 when Obama fires all the US Attorneys. He can't do that right? Isn't that what every Democrat in the House and Senate has been claiming for 4 years now. Will Waxman and Conyers begin impeachment hearings?

Sarcasm overload in 3...2...

44 posted on 12/11/2008 10:46:41 AM PST by JrsyJack (We Shoot, We Vote, We're angry!)
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To: JrsyJack
I'm sure the media will be all over it.

I can think of 1 he'd better not fire.

45 posted on 12/11/2008 10:49:57 AM PST by nufsed
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To: mojito

Don’t grasp at straws. So 0bama shook Blago’s hand in a greeting line. I find it hard to believe Blago was asking dirty political favors during this handshake right in front of Gov. Daniels & Gov. Strickland. 0bama’s statement is not a model of clarity, but this is not a smoking gun.


46 posted on 12/11/2008 10:56:37 AM PST by henkster (Welcome to the Union of Socialist States of America. You are ordered to enjoy your stay.)
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To: henkster

Remember Bill Ayres was only a guy in the neighborhood.


47 posted on 12/11/2008 11:07:13 AM PST by techno
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To: Republic of Texas

Bang on - Fitzgerald stopped this game when he did, in order to protect a lot of rats - including zero, and the shake-down father-son duo. If he would have let it continue to the actual payoff, he could have collected a lot of rats. But, of course, that would only happen if it was a Republican involved.


48 posted on 12/11/2008 11:13:09 AM PST by rigelkentaurus
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To: mojito

There’s a better one at this address:

http://www.illinois.gov/govgazette/pdfs/Gazetteedition_2008Nov.pdf


49 posted on 12/11/2008 11:18:54 AM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: Free Vulcan

Here's a copy of it.

50 posted on 12/11/2008 11:25:42 AM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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