"Senate-for-sale case threatens new chief of staff"
Senate-for-sale case threatens new chief of staff
[Karl Rove's fault!!! Oopa! I jumped the gun but its coming.]
By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press
CHICAGO – Gov. Rod Blagojevich is legendary in Illinois political circles for not picking up the phone or returning calls, even from important figures like the state's senior senator, Dick Durbin.
But there was always one call Blagojevich regularly took, say his aides, and that was from Rahm Emanuel — his congressman, his one-time campaign adviser and, more recently — and troubling for Emanuel — one of his contacts with President-elect Barack Obama's transition staff.
The friendly rapport Blagojevich and Emanuel shared over the years has suddenly become a troubling liability for Emanuel and the new president he will serve as chief of staff.
Emanuel and Obama have remained silent about what, if anything, Emanuel knew of the governor's alleged efforts to peddle Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder.
Emanuel did contact the governor's office about the appointment and left Blagojevich with the impression that he was pushing Valerie Jarrett, a close Obama friend, so he wouldn't have to compete with her in the White House for Obama's attention, said a person close to Blagojevich. The person was not authorized to talk about the governor's discussions regarding the vacancy and requested anonymity.
[This sounds like a very likely scenario but not for the DUmmies. They need Rovian twists for this plot.]
I thought the tapes pretty much cleared Emanuel of any possiblity of involvement. This is a Democratic Governor and an Administration the RW would like to see fail. If they didn't undermine Obama, they wouldn't be doing their job.
[And somehow you already heard those tapes so you know that Emanuel is in the clear. But even though you have no proof, you're already blaming the "RW."]
"BO should can Emanuel and replace...with his good bud Rick Warren".. Now that would be fun! Great Idea!!
[The conniption fit that would cause you DUmmies would be worth several dozen DUFUs.]
Ap - All Propaganda. From what I have read lately I can't say the AP is totally unbiased in their reporting anymore. The AP has seemed more than willing to run with any of the 'pseudo' scandals the rightwing wants to throw out there. So I wouldn't worry about this too much. I believe, by request of those prosecuting the case, Obama is holding off reporting what he and his staff know about the situation. Until they are allowed to tell their side I'm sure we will continue to see these none news stories that only opine that maybe possibly, if things are the way the reporter imagines (no proof just imagination) them to be that somebody might be in trouble about something that could be tangentially connected to President Obama. We put up with 8 years of this crap with Clinton (Okay in the end he was stupid enough to actually get caught doing something) and I don't think we should put up with it this time. Whenever so called reporters come up with this stuff we should demand their sources and there evidence otherwise they should be told none to politely to shut the f**k up.
[Except when the source is Richard Armitage. Then you DON'T want to know.]
Blago and Emmanuel have had a fairly close relationship over the past decade or more. I have friends who have/do work for Blagojevic and chances are this info is being leaked from his office. If Blagojevic goes down someone (or someones
[How dare you inject a note of rationality into this thread!]
It's common knowledge that Rove tells AP what to run. There are validated e-mails that confirm this.
[You have 24 business hours to share those "validated e-mails" with us.]
Exactly. AP is about as untrustworthy a source as one could ask for. And not untrustowrthy in the old Soviet mold. They had to come up with a new Propaganda Strategy becausde the so few were fooled by the old Soviet Method.
Now comes Goebbels v2.0, authored by murderer and serial-felon Karl Rove, which contains the new and improved Tyrant's Friend, The Art of Lying Without Technically Lying.itself an amazingly powerful and nakedly evil strategic construct. And AP is a HUGE part of it. Only a fool trusts the AP without some level os skepticism. I'd as soon trust the Nazi Newspapers, Germany circa 1939.
[Yeah, the idea that the highly political Rahm Emanuel, who was a close adviser to Blagojevich, would be in any way involved with the senate seat selection is so beyond the realm of possibility that his must all be a Perfect Rovian Plot.]
awwwe - what a shame this is still going on...but ya know what - since obama's SLAP in the face to us GBLT - I now could care less...! and I'm to busy to lift a finger to help anymore... kharma's a bitch... let us know when you want our help again...HA!
[Revenge of the Lavender Monster!]
THis is being leaked by Blago? Are you high? It's being leaked by Rove.
[But of course. Rove is daily dealing with the machinations of this scandal by faxing false information from a Kinko's in Amarillo.]
Please let it be true! I can't think of anything better right now, than to see rahm go down in glorious flames.
[Expect to be gloriously flamed.]
Oh, perhaps you'd rather have Andy Card back? Or Rove. You're FOOLISH !
[And there's the first scorching flame.]
...a former Consiglieri/Enforcer for the DLC....taking a last ride in the backseat of the limousine..."This ain't personal, Rahm. Its business"....
[Said Karl Klemenza.]
As for a horrible start to the Obama administration; that's already been accomplished by his bringing so many corporatists, neo-liberals, and Clinton retreads on board. Not to mention inviting a misogynist bigot to give the invocation at the inauguration. Nope, Obama has accomplished a horrible start all by himself.
[And who says Obama can't operate on his own?]
I see a RNC coordinated Divide and Conquer action going on. Do not doubt that a fair number of the outraged voices who are demanding Obama's head on a platter are actually Freeper moles who delight in seeing Democrats in disarray before they ever even take over the WH.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
Two things about this:
[Uh-oh! Standby, DUmmie genius at work:]
1. This is probably what Rove was aiming for when this investgation became public.
2. Big Media (and some DUers) continue to whore for Rove.
[Everything being manipulated by puppetmaster Karl! When does he even get time to sleep?]