Wednesday, December 24, 2008

AP Laments: 'Blagojevich questioning takes up Obama's time'

Poor Barack Obama. This messy Rod Blagojevich distraction is just taking up too much of his time. The guy needs to relax and hit the golf course some more in between surfing and flashing his abs for an adoring public.

A good thing his lawyer cleared him. Otherwise he might miss his next tee time. Obama's media aide Jennifer Loven has the details.
President-elect Barack Obama has said all along that neither he nor his team was involved in any eye-popping dealmaking over filling his vacated Senate seat. Obama's hand-picked investigator agreed.

"Everybody behaved appropriately," declared Greg Craig, Obama's incoming White House counsel and the person asked to conduct the internal inquiry into contacts between the transition team and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Prosecutors have said Obama is not implicated in the case against Blagojevich, accused of trying to sell Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder. But the corruption scandal has drained precious energy from Obama's preparations to take over the White House.
Aww, his precious energy is being drained.


Loven also helpfully notes once again that David Axelrod allegedly misspoke when he said Obama met with Blagojevich.
Obama's report also addresses confusion over earlier statements by David Axelrod, a top adviser who had said at one point that Obama discussed the Senate appointment with Blagojevich. Axelrod had discussed potential recommendations for the Senate appointment with Obama and Emanuel, and "was under the impression" that it would be Obama who would offer those to Blagojevich.
It was just confusion. Move along, nothing to see here.

Though nobody has yet offered an explanation why media stories noting the meetings went down the memory hole.

We're just supposed to pretend none of this ever happened.

Naturally, Obama apologists nod in agreement that Obama's in the clear.
The irony in the left’s total absolution granted the Obama transition team regarding any unethical contacts with Governor Rod Blagojevich or his staff actually makes for some pretty good comedy.

This is the crew that swallowed al-Qaeda propaganda whole with regards to every war “atrocity” ever reported instead of giving their own military or government the benefit of the doubt – including the “Haditha Massacre” where many liberals tried to outdo one another in heaping calumny on innocent soldiers. And now a single report, issued by a politician who presents no other evidence that could clarify or contradict its conclusions, is being trumpeted to the skies as “proof” that no one in the Obama camp did anything wrong.

In short, the left is apt to unquestioningly take what al-Qaeda and Obama say at face value while dismissing the reports of their own government.
Pathetic how gullible the left is.
And as expected, there was nothing to hide. The entire Craig memo is online (.pdf), and after reading it, everything we'd heard from Obama and his team was completely true. Obama never spoke to Blagojevich or his office about the Senate vacancy; no one on Obama's staff ever had any inappropriate discussions with the governor or his office; and no one Obama's staff ever had any indication that Blagojevich was engaged in alleged corruption.

A Democratic official told CNN this morning, "You're going to see this is a lot about nothing." That turned out to be completely right.
This idiot is also leaving out some milk and cookies for Santa tonight.

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