Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Re: L'affaire Blagojevich

"We've got a governor in Rod Blagojevich who has delivered consistently on behalf of the people of Illinois."

-- Then-U.S. Senator B. Hussein Obama

"[I have to] give this motherfucker [President-elect B. Hussein Obama] his senator? Fuck him. For nothing? Fuck him."

-- Governor Rod Blagojevich

The blogosphere is full of commentary on l'affaire Blagojevich. I'm not going to pontificate on the sit-chee-a-shun 'cause there's already so much pontification out there already. I will, however, make these three quick points:

B. Hussein Obama is going to be the first president in U.S. history whose presidential honeymoon ended before Inauguration Day. The stink of Gov. Rod Blagojevich will stick to Obama for at least - at least - the next twelve months.

With the events of today, the mainstream media is suddenly interested in the corrupt Chicago political machine that spawned State Rep./Congressman/Governor Rod Blagojevich and State Senator/U.S. Senator/President-elect B. Hussein Obama. During the 2008 presidential election, the only folks who were talking about Obama's ties to the crooks and cranks in Chicago were conservative bloggers and authors like David Freddoso and Jerome Corsi. Just more proof that the media, deliberately, abrogated its duty to tell the truth, the whole truth, 'bout Obama during the 2008 presidential election.

Republican prospects in the Land of Lincoln are all of a sudden looking up, up, up. It's hard to come up with a Democratic politician in Illinois who doesn't have a connection to the Blagojevich administration or Chicago's corrupt political culture. Thus, the unlucky guy or gal who's appointed by Gov. Blagojevich or Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, who would replace Blago upon his resignation or impeachment, will have to endure a re-election campaign in which his or her picture appears alongside that of Blagojevich in dozens of television ads and direct-mail pieces. What once seemed to be a safe - with a capital "S" - Senate seat for the Democrats is suddenly in play. Furthermore, if the GOP can recruit a candidate with solid reformist credentials to run for governor in 2010 - paging Patrick Fitzgerald - the governor's mansion will be theirs to lose.

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