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Who Pressured Who

Posted in Uncategorized by roving on December 21, 2008

I saw this yesterday written by ex mayor Willie Brown and looked at it again today. Brown says Blago called him because of a story he had written about the pay to play charges against him.

“I wouldn’t bet on him stepping aside anytime soon. If anything, his hand is getting stronger by the day.

I can’t go into details, but my impression is that the whole mess started because the governor had been considering appointing a political rival, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, to the Senate so she wouldn’t be able to run against him when he went up for re-election in 2010.

Apparently, Obama’s people weren’t happy about the idea of Madigan coming to Washington, and there were some pretty heated conversations between Blagojevich and Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, which I understand will burn your ears off.”

Actually this makes a little sense and if true, this could turn everything completely around and land squarely on Obama’s shoulders. It means Obama may have been the one trying to  pressure a Govenor into picking his own choice. THEN it may have turned into Blago trying to get something in return. There is no way I will believe Obama didn’t know what Rahm was doing. If anything I would believe Obama told Rahm to talk to Blago.

Is this why Blago doesnt seem so worried?


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  1. gayle said, on December 21, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    That sounds more logical than anything ese I have heard

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