Add another one to the list of fine, upstanding, honest American citizens that Barack Obama calls friend.
That would be Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested yesterday for his attempts to auction off Obama’s vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. Here is a taped phone comment by Moppy:
“I’m going to keep [Barack Obama’s] Senate option for me a real possibility, you know, and therefore I can drive a hard bargain. You hear what I’m saying? And if I don’t get what I want and I’m not satisfied with it, then I’ll just take the Senate seat myself. …[The seat] is a f***ing valuable thing — you just don’t give it away for nothing.” –Illinois Democrat Gov. Rod Blagojevich in secretly taped phone conversations about filling Obama’s Senate seat
His wife apparently displays a similar affinity for corruption and foul language.
From Michelle Malkin’s column:
“According to the criminal complaint released yesterday, he also tried to leverage his influence over the sale of Wrigley Field (owned by Tribune media company) in an attempt to get Chicago Tribune editorial writers who called for his impeachment fired — which illustrates the very perils of media/government entanglements I warned about in my newspaper bailout column last week. His wife, Patricia Blagojevich, was apparently in on the thuggery, too. Taking a break from her first lady duties advocating ‘on behalf of women and children,’ she is heard in taped discussions about the Chicago Tribune/Wrigley Field deal telling a governor’s aide ‘to hold up that f**king Cubs sh*t. … F**k them.’ ”
Of course, Obama’s friendship with Blagojevich is being swept under the rug and being downplayed by the media. Obama, we’re told, is as clean and pure as the wind-driven snow. Nevermind that political Obama came into being, flourished and emerged from the cesspool that is Chicago politics.
On November 5th, Obama met with Blagojevich to discuess his Senate seat replacement. I’d simply love to hear how that conversation went. Yesterday, Obama stated, “Obviously like the rest of the people of Illinois I am saddened and sobered by the news that came out of the US attorney’s office today… I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.” Oh, really? That’s so interesting. I think someone’s pants are on fire. Gateway Pundit has all the details and proof positive that Obama very much met with Blagojevich.
I leave the last word to Malkin:
“Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi can stop clucking now. For the last three years, Democratic leaders cheered GOP ethics woes. Dean accused Republicans of making ‘their culture of corruption the norm.’ Pelosi touted cleanliness as a liberal virtue. But with the eye-popping pay-for-play and bribery case against Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich topping a year of nationwide Democratic scandals, the corruption chickens are coming home to roost.”