Blago-gate - Obama’s Seante Seat for Sale

December 9, 2008 · Filed Under News, Tony Rezko 

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was apparently trying to sell the appointment to Barack Obama’s Senate seat, and he went barely short of eBay to put it out on the market.

Barack Obama stated today, “I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so I was not aware of what was happening.”

But wait… there’s more.

Just a few weeks ago (November 23, 2008), Obama top adviser David Axelrod told Fox News Chicago, “I know he’s (Barack Obama) talked to the governor, and there are a whole range of names, many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.”

Obama transition officials say Axelrod misspoke.

Really? Seems to be an unambiguous declaration.

And another name comes back with this scandal - Tony Rezko.

Recall he’s the convicted felon who engaged in a questionable land deal with Obama and donated money to Obama’s pre-presidential campaigns.

Tony Rezko also donated to Blagojevich in exchange for jobs for his friends and associates, and his wife was Rezko’s real estate agent, too, according to Gawker.

I guess Barack Obama is the one honest politician to emerge from Chicago.


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