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If there was any question about how Obama's empty Senate seat would be filled, this reveals a lot about how Illinois' governor thought it should be done.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1209081rod1.html

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blagojevich/1321300,rod-blagojevich-i...

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i am starting to think that term limits should not only apply to individuals in public office, but party limits also, so that no single party can hold the same office for two terms in a row. maybe we could cut some of the corruption. i despair of this, short of banning any use of tax money by government and thus we would not pay any taxes and our government would be relegated back to the useless thing it usually turns out to be. Evil!

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I really got a kick out of Obama saying he hadn't been in contact with Blago about the senate seat, and the press produced a quote from David Axelrod from last month saying that Obama had been in contact with the governor and the two had been discussing names.

Wouldn't you know it, but now Axelrod has suddenly decided that he misspoke back then.

This sort of thing irritates me about some politicians -- their concept of "truth" resides in what's documented. If you can't produce a record, it didn't happen. There's not a doubt in my mind that the Obama people did a huddle and figured out that all the discussions were by phone -- so no one could prove anything. Therefore, it didn't happen and Axelrod could revise history and throw the November quote down the memory hole.

I've said it before -- downright Orwellian.

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I don't think there's a question that they discussed who was going to fill his seat in the Senate. Of coarse they did. It would be unrealistic not to. The question here is wheather or not they discussed selling it for a price. Given there is no proof of this I'm willing to give the benifit of the doubt to our president elect for now. As you all know I am no fan of Mr. Obama, quite the opposite in fact, however he deserves the same "innocent until proven guilty" assumption we all get until evidence to the contrary is brought to light. Maybe I'm wrong.

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George Stephanopolous and Barbara Walters were discussing Obama's statement denying any knowledge.

Obama said, we, er I don't have any knowledge of this. Stephnapolous and Walters pointed out that he was quick to change prounouns because while he may not have been involved, someone on his staff might have been.

There were a couple of negative AP stories on him today so it seems like the media is turning on The Obama.

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I don't think there's a question that they discussed who was going to fill his seat in the Senate. Of coarse they did. It would be unrealistic not to. The question here is wheather or not they discussed selling it for a price. Given there is no proof of this I'm willing to give the benifit of the doubt to our president elect for now. As you all know I am no fan of Mr. Obama, quite the opposite in fact, however he deserves the same "innocent until proven guilty" assumption we all get until evidence to the contrary is brought to light. Maybe I'm wrong.

I honestly don't believe he was a part of it at all. Even if he was crooked as hell, he's too smart to be a part of something so moronic. Obama that is. What this guy did reeks of idiocy to an extreme level. I do believe as anyone involved in IL. politics would Obama probably knew he was under investigation and had started to distance himself from him quite some time ago.

Again, this guy was a supreme moron, wonder how'd he got to be a Gov. But, then again there are more then one example of Gov.'s not being to bright. lol

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Again, this guy was a supreme moron, wonder how'd he got to be a Gov. But, then again there are more then one example of Gov.'s not being to bright.
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Good point - didn't three other IL gov's go to jail before?

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Did SoKo and I just agree on something in the Politics section? I think I need a drink. Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

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Again, this guy was a supreme moron, wonder how'd he got to be a Gov. But, then again there are more then one example of Gov.'s not being to bright.
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Good point - didn't three other IL gov's go to jail before?

Yeah, them IL. dems are quite corrupt. neener!

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Did SoKo and I just agree on something in the Politics section? I think I need a drink. Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

Hey buddy, it's SoCo don't ruin this sublime harmony we've attained! Thumbs up Laugh Thumbs up

Or, I should say Bunny.

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