Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blago Busted

Patti Blagojevich

Tony Soprano

Obama Addresses Blagojevich Scandal

Chicago -- CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery asks Barack Obama the key question on everyone’s minds surrounding the Blago scandal: “What’s WRONG with Illinois politics?”

As expected, Barry “minced no words” and “expressed his extreme disappointment” in the Governor’s failure to understand that people who call other people a MOFO are unlikely to get favors in the form of hard cash for making an exchange with regards to an Illinois Senate Seat appointment. Meanwhile, Barry’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, continues to duck all reporters’ questions on Blago.:

“Emanuel was uncharacteristically absent from Obama’s news conference this morning. He was spotted two hours later in the lobby of Chicago’s City Hall. He was there to listen to his two children performing in a concert with their school, Anshe Emet.
A Sun-Times reporter pressed him to comment about whether he was the emissary named in the criminal complaint. “You’re wasting your time,” Emanuel said. “I’m not going to say a word to you. I’m going to do this with my children. Dont do that. I’m a father. I have two kids. I’m not going to do it.”

Oh, the entitlement! Rahm doesn’t have to do diddly! RESPECT!

The Feds also wiretapped the Governor’s wife, Patti, using the “F” word a few times, among other expletive deletives in order to shakedown the Tribune and remove Deputy Editorial Page Editor, John McCormick. Not a very nice thing to do, given the high unemployment rate during this economic downturn...Watch video here.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the following timeline below:

Nov. 3: Tells deputy governor he was worried about being impeached in the Spring says Tribune will be "driving” the process. In later call, wife Patti Blagojevich can allegedly be heard in the background saying, "hold up that f- - -ing Cubs shit … F- - - them.” Gov say they should tell Tribune "we’re doing this stuff for you, we believe this is right for Illinois, this is a big deal financially.” Also says to tell Trib, "maybe we can’t do this now. Fire those f- - -ers.” In another conversation with a former adviser, gov says he plans to tell the owner of the Tribune that he will not help him fix up Wrigley Field because the Trib’s editorial board will argue he be impeached for doing so.
Nov. 4: Tells deputy governor to tell Tribune, "fire all those [expletive] people, get ‘em the [expletive] out of there and get us some editorial support.”
Nov. 11: Says "that’s fantastic” after adviser says the Tribune owner "got the message” and could target the editorial section in upcoming budget cuts.
Gov. Blagojevich has been accused of withholding state assistance from Sam Zell’s Tribune Co., which owns the Chicago Tribune, when they were trying to buy Wrigley Field. In exchange for the funds, Blagojevich allegedly asked for critical editors to be sacked. The most eye-popping accusation, however, is that the governor stands accused of shopping around for money in exchange for President-elect Obama’s Senate seat, which Blagojevich has the power to fill."

No fair! Why should politicians and their wives be forbidden to use profanity-laced language, the SAME language that taxpayers all across the country use to describe THEM?

Whatdya Whatdya?


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