Oh Brother… Obama Already Caught Lying About His Contact With Blagojevich …Update: Another One Under the Bus
Jake Tapper at Political Punch already caught distancing himself from his indicted governor friend:
“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,” said President-elect Obama this afternoon in Chicago, speaking of the criminal complaint against Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich for corruption. “But as this is a ongoing investigation involving the governor I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to comment on the issue at this time.”
Asked what contact he’d had with the governor’s office about his replacement in the Senate, President-elect Obama today said “I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.”
But on November 23, 2008, his senior adviser David Axelrod appeared on Fox News Chicago and said something quite different.
While insisting that the President-elect had not expressed a favorite to replace him, and his inclination was to avoid being a “kingmaker,” Axelrod said, “I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.”
Here’s the video of Axelrod in November:
Obama worked to further distance himself from Blagojevich today.
BUSTED!… ILLINOIS GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ARRESTED! (Video)
Blagojevich Calls His Buddy Obama a Motherf***er
Best. Corruptocrat. Headline. Ever.
“Blagojevich Arrest Shakes Obama Presidency to Its Core”
UPDATE: The Obama Campaign later today threw Axelrod under the bus in record time.
More… John Kass at The Chicago Tribune says Blagojevich has one choice left: Sing?