Emanuel talked directly to gov: source DEEPER ROLE?
December 18, 2008
BY NATASHA KORECKI Federal Courts Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
President-elect Barack Obama’s incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had a deeper involvement in pressing for a U.S. Senate seat appointment than previously reported, the Sun-Times has learned. Emanuel had direct discussions about the seat with Gov. Blagojevich, who is is accused of trying to auction it to the highest bidder…
Obama said “I had no contact with the governor or his office so I was not aware of what was happening.”
The first thing that entered my head after hearing this comment was “Why not?” There is nothing inherently wrong with the President discussing a Senate vacancy. Nor is there anything inherently wrong with a former Senator discussing his potential replacement. If it were my former senate seat I would probably talk to the person who was in charge of filling it.
This made the sudden denial of it all the more confusing to me. Is this just the “Chicago way?” Simply deny anything whether it’s true or not? Simply deny anything whether there is something wrong with it or not?
I think that President Obama has some serious trust issues with the public. Many of these issues I think may be growing with his own left wing base. It was obvious to many of us from the start that this guy was saying different things in the primary than he was in the general. He was saying different things at his San Fransisco fundraisers than in rural Pennsylvania. Of course, the liberal media establishment protected their golden boy the whole way.
The question we are left with now isn’t if he’s a liar, but rather to whom did he lie? What will he continue to lie about in the future?
So far, it looks like he has lied more to the far left. He’s not pulling out all troops from Iraq in 16 months. He’s keeping Bush’s Sec. of Def. He’s not ending the Bush tax cuts. He’s co-opted the entire Clinton establishment into his administration. Rick Warren is his new best friend. The list goes on.
I guess that’s what he meant by “Change we can believe in.” If there is one word that describes these changes…