The arrest this morning of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has sparked intense discussion in the political universe over how great a taint his ethical follies will have both on the next Illinois Senator and Barack Obama.
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.
But the fact that Blagojevich put, in essence, a for-sale sign on Obama's Senate seat -- and some of the lengths he went to in order to extract financial benefit from the process -- could create for long-term damage for the Democratic Party and, by extension the President-elect.
Okay, let me get this straight. there is absolutely no fucking evidence that Barack Obama was involved in this conspiracy, the Defendant, in fact, calls Obama a "motherfucker" for not being part of it, and, in fact, it may very well be Obama's own chief of staff who turned the sumbitch in...but this is somehow going to reflect badly on Obama? What the FUCK?
It's bad enough that the RNC and their dutiful stenographers in the so called "liberal media" are going to try to tar Obama with this brush. But we expect that from that pack of lying, reality-challenged weasels. But this is the Huffington Goddamn Post buying into this huge steaming pile of bullshit.
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
This Bullshit Makes Me Absolutely Crazy
Rod Blagojevich Arrested: The Damage He Could Do: Huffington Post
Posted by JD Rhoades at Tuesday, December 09, 2008