I just don’t want to jinx him and I don’t like the karma of me thinking that far ahead,” Blagojevich said of Obama’s prospects in Tuesday’s election. The governor added, “We have had some discussions about a process which we’ll share … if all goes well.”
Contrast the above with this statement from Obama:
“I have never spoken to the governor on this subject,” Obama said, adding that he has asked his staff to collect the facts about their contact with Blagojevich on the matter.
“This Senate seat does not belong to any politician to trade,” Obama said. “It belongs to the people of Illinois.”
Of course you can believe whatever you want, however, there is zero probability that Obama would resign his US Senate seat without giving the governor of his state even a formal notification from Obama the Senator to Blagojevich the Governor, if this was done, then technically speaking Obama has had a discussion.
Let’s look at the sequence of events:
October 30th: Governor Milorad “Rod” Blagojevich stated that he and Obama had had discussions about a process for Obama’s Senate replacement.
November 4th: Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the USA
November 5th: Rod Blagojevich sets up a “committee” to vet Barack Obama’s potential replacement
November 13th: Barack Obama announces his resignation from the Senate, effective Sunday, November 16th
Yet, despite the fact that Barack Obama was Rod Blagojevich’s protege for many years, despite the fact that the two men are exceptionally close, and despite the fact that Rod himself stated that the two had had discussions on this very subject, we are expected to believe that Obama and Rod had NO discussions about Obama’s Senate replacement?
If you believe that, then you probably voted for Obama, and I don’t feel sorry for you…
As an aside, isn’t it shameful that Obama hasn’t even been sworn in, talk less of selected by the electoral college, and a dark cloud of scandal already hangs over his adminsitration?
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