None of these Obama-Blagojevich contacts is a shock. It would be surprising if an exiting senator's office was not in touch with a nominating governor's office of the same party on his/her successor, although Obama promised immediately after Nov. 4 he would not be involved.
But given the *&#$%# excerpts read aloud two weeks ago by Chicago U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald apparently showing the governor demanding money for state business, aid and the "golden" revenue opportunity of peddling a Senate nomination, the media world was curious to know what did Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, a longtime political pal of Blagojevich, say on those wiretaps.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Obama team probe of Obama team finds no Obama team impropriety
This report must come as a relief to the President-Elect and the Transition Team, who apparently weren't sure if they had maybe been a part of the Blago scandal. This is one of those "no credible evidence" situations, meaning that they can't pin the rap on our team and the prosecutor isn't after us. Keep to our story, and everything will be fine. If anybody asks and questions, just say that's all been investigated already. Let's move on.