Now You See Them–Now You Don't… Illinois Governor's Website Deletes Obama-Blago Photo

The Illinois State Governor’s own newsletter the “Governor’s Gazette” published on November 11, 2008 pictured Barack Obama holding a private conversation with Governor Rod Blagojevich.
The Governor’s Gazette reported:

Governor Blagojevich Congratulates President-Elect Obama and Starts Selection Process For Replacement

After congratulating President-elect Barack Obama on his Nov. 4 victory, Governor Rod Blagojevich now begins the difficult task of finding a replacement for Illinois Senate Seat.

Here’s a screengrab of the newsletter:

But, as luck would have it, that page is now mysteriously missing! reported, via LGF Quick Links:

Now, the state of Illinois has deleted from their website the PDF that contained the Obama-Blagojevich picture. It was in the state publication “Governors Gazette” and originally at That page now returns a 404 not found, as does Version 2 of that Gazette (originally located at and the /gazette directory.

Well, that’s odd. The newsletter showing Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich holding a private conversation has disappeared:

Funny how that works.

Hat Tip Morgen



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