Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Who Will Be The First DDBMSOWM Fossil To Ask President-Elect Obama About Rod Blagojevich?

I wonder, who will be the first member of the Dinosaur, Drive-By, Mainstream, Obama-Worshiping, Media to ask the president-elect, Barack Obama, about his long time friend and associate, the now arrested governor of his home state of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich?
A good question would be to Mr. Obama, what party is Gov. Blagojevich in?
In the above link to the article in the bankrupt Chicago Tribune, there is no mention of what party he belongs to.
At least the other newspaper in Chicago, the not-bankrupt Sun-Times, does mention the fact that Gov. Blagoevich is a Democrat. . .in the thirteenth paragraph!
To the credit of The New York Times, they do not wait and mention Gov. Blagojevich is a Democrat in the second paragraph.
I point this out because this is the way that politics is played in Chicago, the hometown of the president-elect.
Back to the main point.
Will an enterprising reporter have the nerve to probe Mr. Obama about the charges against his friend and political ally? Ask whether selling his senate seat to the highest bidder is a good form of democracy? Ask whether or not this corruption will be tolerated in his upcoming administration? And the most important question is will he keep the United States attorney who handed down the indictment against Gov. Blagojevich, Patrick FitzGerald, on the case to its conclusion?
We shall see but if I were the president-elect, I would be very uncomfortable at this time about what Gov. Blagojevich may tell if he makes a deal.


Larry T Durham said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Fitzmas!

Glad to see a sane voice from cali-fornia. Great blog. I'll be stopping by.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

You don't read everything or think things through before spouting off, do you?

The governor, accused of seeking cash for the political appointment of Obama's Senate replacement, is not a close associate of the President-elect. Indeed, in the affidavit, Blagojevich called Obama a "motherfucker" for wanting him to appoint an official that the governor either did not like or wouldn't receive money from. Local news reports, meanwhile, suggest that it was Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel who blew the whistle on the governor.

Nice try, though.

Pat Jenkins said...

hey snarkle let us not lionize emanuel here. his turning in of blago was because he wasn't playing along with obama. not because he rahm is some saint... 64 the list of obama "associates" who have done misdeeds is long. and this we know before he even sets foot in the white house. and nothing has been made of these friendships before, i would look for nothing to be made of them in the future....

DoorHold said...

Knowing how corrupt politicians think and work (I grew up in Chicago and lived in Illinois my entire life), Obama will issue some Clintonian statement (as Jackson already has) that sounds like a denial of any knowledge of, or participation in, any wrong-doing whatsoever, but when the statement is parsed it means absolutely nothing.

I think the easiest solution to rooting out political corruption is to prohibit lawyers from obtaining any elected office. Politics is corrupt, that can't be easily fixed, but you can tell the lawyers from the non-lawyers by their statements when they are confronted by charges of corruption.

Lawyers make credible SOUNDING denials (unless you believe in the old Yiddish proverb: A half truth is a whole lie -- lawyers do NOT believe it). Non-lawyers fumble and mumble and usually wind up incriminating themselves. Problem solved.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

...prohibit lawyers from obtaining any elected office.

Sure. A law prohibiting lawyers from public office.

Makes perfect sense.

DoorHold said...

Snark, you really don't "get" humor, do you?

Isn't there anything, other than laughing at people you disagree with, that tickles your funny bone?