Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Obama's Endorsement

I'm not insinuating that Obama knew what Illinois mayor Rod Blagojevich was up to...but you can't listen to the tapes of this guy and tell me that it wasn't obvious he was a slimy little 'anything goes' kinda guy.

THIS is what Conservatives meant during the election when we pointed to people like Reverend Wright and Ayres...Obama has a well documented history of BAD JUDGMENT and shady associations. He's from Chicago, it's inevitable. Chicago, New Orleans and Philly are all notorious of their play-to-play politics ---and quite frankly if you can make it in any of the aforementioned...your probably not opposed to engaging.

Aside from the discrepancy between Obama's response to the scandal and his adviser David Axelrod, is the fact that Obama personally endorsed this man twice:

In 2004, then-Gov. Blagojevich enthusiastically endorsed Obama for the Senate seat after he won the nomination, and Obama endorsed Blagojevich for his 2006 re-election race in early 2005.

In the Summer of 2006, then-U.S. Sen. Obama backed Blagojevich even though there were serious questions at the time about Blago's hiring practices.

At the Illinois State Fair in August 2006, Obama spoke on Blagojevich's behalf.

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

In January 2007, Blagojevich's office reserved the Old State Capitol for Mr. Obama's presidential announcement at Obama's request..." (source)

So I guess P.E. Obama now either admits he would bestow something as (supposedly) meaningful as an endorsement with no real knowledge or research -or- that he knew this guy and overlooked his heinous demeanor...

This all got me thinking about an old boyfriend who used to blame everyone around him when bad things would happen...and it always annoyed me that he failed to see that he was the common denominator in EVERY equation.

Remember Fitzmas past? ;)

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