Reviewing Governor Blagojevich’s (D) status.
He’s not resigning. He’s not going to get declared mentally incompetent by the Supreme Court of Illinois. He’s not going to pick Obama’s replacement in the Senate. He’s not going to be successfully impeached for months. He’s going down swinging, including petitioning to use campaign funds to pay for his defense. He’s, in fact, thoroughly messed up the mojo of the Illinois Democratic Party, and | Read More »
CNN: Jesse Jackson, Jr working with the feds for a decade.
Note my bolding. Oh, my, yes, note my bolding: SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (CNN) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. — who was cited in a criminal complaint against Rod Blagojevich — has been an informant for at least a decade with the U.S. Attorney’s office, and has informed on the embattled governor of Illinois, though not in the case currently under investigation, Jackson spokesman Kenneth Edmonds told | Read More »
Going after anti-democratic Democrats: Special Election Ad.
The Illinois GOP is certainly happy to keep running with this theme, huh? What makes this especially fun is that they included Illinois AG Lisa Madigan in the above montage of politicians that are supposedly for the special election.
The RNC helpfully puts an Obama/Blagojevich video together.
Via the LA Time’s Top of the Ticket, which is getting just a little tired of the way that this thing has gone from being “what could have been a one- or two-day state scandal story into nearly a week-long saga now involving a new national leader who promised to change the way the people’s business is done.” If you watch the video, you’ll see | Read More »
Did Lisa Madigan know she was on Obama’s Senate list?
More to the point, did she know about it before she initiated proceedings to have the courts remove Rod Blagojevich from office? Because if she did, then the article below:
Today’s embarrassing Blagojevich-related revelations.
First, it’s being reported that Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel had multiple conversations on Obama’s replacement: (Video via Hot Air) Second, the timing on this fundraiser was truly awful for the person it was apparently supposed to help: Blagojevich fundraiser held by Jackson allies Saturday As Gov. Rod Blagojevich was trying to pick Illinois’ next U.S. senator, businessmen with ties to both the governor and | Read More »
“Collateral Damage.” What a lovely phrase that is, especially when it comes to Democrats.
This paragraph from FirstRead (“First thoughts: So who’s corrupt now?”) (via Instapundit) has so much to play with I have to break it down. So let’s get started, yes? *** Collateral damage: Where to begin? Indeed, it’s a smorgasboard.
Apparently, Axelrod “misspoke.”
As Jake Tapper noted, Obama claim to not be involved in Blagojevich’s search for a replacement Senator: Asked what contact he’d had with the governor’s office about his replacement in the Senate, President-elect Obama today said “I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.” …was a direct contradiction of what | Read More »
And the fun with Blagojevich has just *started*.
Ah, Fitzmas. I don’t know what’s droller: this predictive post, or the querulous comments to it. BlagoGate: Obama’s Burden At a news conference just now, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald made very clear that he had uncovered no evidence of misbehavior on the part of Barack Obama. “I should be clear that the complaint makes no allegations whatsoever about the president-elect or his conduct,” he said. | Read More »
Mr. President, ignore Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Do NOT commute George Ryan’s sentence.
Note: “former Governor” is a title of trust and respect, and Ryan has forfeited both. Please refresh your memory of the details of his criminal activities before you read on: it’s necessary to understand Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL)… well, “failure” is a nice, non-judgmental word, I suppose. John Kass likes “foolish”: Just before Thanksgiving, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) moistened his finger and, as he has | Read More »
Why President-elect Obama should pick a Republican to replace him in the Senate.
Yes, I know that formally he has no say in the decision; and yes, I know that the title’s self-evidently ridiculous. Still, it’d solve his problem nearly.Obviously, after January 20, 2009 Illinois is going to need a new junior Senator, and the politicking for that seat has been intense, and increasingly louder. It’d probably be easier to give the names of Illinois politicians who don’t | Read More »