The LA Times of all papers – the same paper that withheld a damning audio tape before the election to protect Obama – is now asking the question, “if he has nothing to hide why not just release his office’s contacts with Governor Blagojevich?” Amen. Now ask that same question regarding his long form Birth Certificate and we’ll be getting somehwere. Either the media is growing weary of the bullying threats of the Obama crew, or Obama’s lies and dancing around tough issues is getting too much for the MSM to cover up without looking like obvious idiots. In my opinion, they already do, but if they keep letting Obama get a pass on everything, more news rags are going to be declaring bankruptcy everyday. It’s all quite amusing to watch.
In case you’re wondering about that list President-elect Obama promised a few days ago to release in “a few days” detailing all of his office’s contacts with accused Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the vacant U.S. Senate seat, the Republican National Committee would like to fan your doubts.
Saturday, as the governor met with a high-profile Chicago defense attorney, the RNC released a short videotape (see below) detailing some of Obama’s connections to and statements about the governor, who is allegedly on FBI wiretaps trying to sell his nomination to the highest bidder.
Both Obama and U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald have said there’s no evidence of the ex-senator’s involvement in the alleged political auction. And Obama has denied speaking to the governor or his office on the Senate vacancy.
But the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday that Obama’s new White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, did indeed have contacts with the governor’s office, providing a list of replacement nominees acceptable to Obama and then later adding one more.
And, it is believed, those conversations were captured by the FBI wiretaps and bugs.
That does not mean, of course, that Emanuel was involved in any wrongdoing. He’s a close political friend of Blagojevich’s in the clan-filled world of Chicago machine politics and inherited his 5th District House seat from Blagojevich when he became governor in 2002 on a reform platform.
As a representative of the outgoing senator and president-elect and a member of the same party, it would be hard to believe Emanuel or someone did not communicate somehow with Blagojevich or his staff.
What’s puzzled some people and raised suspicions among others is Emanuel’s refusal to talk about it (reportedly physically pushing one reporter’s tape recorder away and having a verbal altercation with another) and the delay on Obama’s part in releasing the promised diary of contacts.
From a practical point of view, if everything is above board, what’s to hide?
You’ve hit on something there LA Times. There IS something to hide. There always is, with Barack Obama. It’s called Chicago politics.