Charges Against Blago Imply Obama Camp Link
The Chicago Tribune has posted the text of the federal complaint against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. It’s a fascinating read. And one of the specific charges seems to strongly imply that the Governor or his representatives contacted someone in the Obama campaign seeking to trade the designation of Barack Obama’s successor in the Senate for the job as Secretary of HHS. Did Obama or someone | Read More »
Politician’s and Their Sense of Entitlement
It happens at the local level too. Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed is calling on State Auditor Susan Montee to revise a recent audit critical of his use of a city car. In October, Montee issued an audit that tweaked Reed over the “luxury” options in his city-owned Buick Lucerne, including a heated steering wheel and seats. In a city like St. Louis that | Read More »
Scratch My Back and I’ll Scratch Yours
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has received a donation that can only be seen as a little tit-for-tat. Thompson Coburn — which in October was promised a $700,000 incentive package in exchange for keeping its office downtown — gave the mayor’s re-election account $20,000 on Nov. 26, according to filings with the state Ethics Commission. The venerable law firm — a staple of the St. | Read More »
Blue-on-Blue Watch: NYT versus Charlie Rangel.
Let’s say that you’re a news/media organization, and you have yourself a problem. There’s this guy running for President. You loved that the guy was running for President. You got totally into fact that the guy was running, to the point where you pretty much gushed and cooed and did all sorts of really, really embarrassing things on your front page in support of the | Read More »