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12/16/2008

Latest Blagojevich-Emanuel Rumor

Filed under: Obama,Politics — DRJ @ 7:26 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed passes on a rumor that Rahm Emanuel shows up in 21 separate taped conversations with Governor Rod Blagojevich talking about Obama’s Senate replacement.

If this is true, maybe Rahm is keeping quiet because he doesn’t remember everything he said or heard. It wouldn’t look good if he downplays his participation, only to be contradicted when the tapes or transcripts are released.

— DRJ

18 Responses to “Latest Blagojevich-Emanuel Rumor”

  1. Just a guess, but it’s possible Rahm’s lawyers are desperately trying to gain access to the tapes/transcripts so he can get his story straight. Remember, Fitzgerald tripped up Libby on a perjury charge and got him convicted.

    It must be agony not knowing which of his phone calls were tapped.

    It’s probably the cause of the multi-week delay in making his contacts public.

    Corky Boyd (e038ec)

  2. Do people actually believe the Party of Lawyers controlling Congress and the incoming Lawyer-in-Chief will allow their party of unconstitutional corruption to get in the way of changing the world?

    Come January 20, 2009 nobody will even remember Gov. what’s his name.

    syn (6a2d0e)

  3. I’ll even be generous and give Rahm the benefit of the doubt, assuming he knows what happens when Fitzgerald thinks you’ve mis-remember a conversation………

    Techie (07c8ee)

  4. maybe Rahm is keeping quiet because he doesn’t remember everything he said or heard.

    Or perhaps, he has been asked by federal prosecutors to not release information to the general public as this investigation is still ongoing.

    Robert (74d7d7)

  5. “maybe Rahm is keeping quiet because he doesn’t remember everything he said or heard.”

    Robert – Obama already told Rahmbo what to remember when he preordained the results of his internal review of staff contacts with Blago’s office. The problem is that it might conflict with the facts or the tapes.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  6. It’s a trap! It’s a trap!!

    love2008 (1b037c)

  7. I guess we all might know on the 22nd.

    Robert (74d7d7)

  8. The truth is generally pretty easy to recall.

    JD (7f8e8c)

  9. Rahm’s a Chicago Machine politician from way back, 5th Congressional District, he knows what it means when a big shot says that he should “do the right thing.”

    “Do the right thing” is Chicago speak for “keep your mouth shut.” What you never hear is that menacing voice in the background whispering: or else!

    Ropelight (5b609a)

  10. The prosecuter asked Obama not to release anything until after the 22nd—SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURE!!

    Obama is pleased to agree so as not to compromse the investigation.

    I predict that “ALL” the results of Obama investigation that are fit for publication of “his” contacts with Blago will be released promptly about 1130PM on Christmas eve to “maximize” the exposure.

    What a joke for our pres elect.

    The first priority is to control the media– just like Goebels.

    IMO– the people of Illinois should elect their Senator. If the are want to cede their rights to the governor they deserve what they get. No way should anyone outside the state have ANY say or input into who gets selected- including President elect or his minions. The people of Illinois elected this clown Blago TWICE..and elected the Legislature that lets the Gov pick the replacement for open Senate seats.

    D Forsmo (49aa1a)

  11. If the are want to cede their rights to the governor they deserve what they get.

    You say that like the IL State Constitution gives a choice. It doesn’t. It says that the Gov alone picks replacements for vacant Senate seats…

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  12. Scott – I think Blagojevich should appoint Merry Fritzmas to the Senate seat, and then have him recused from the prosecution.

    JD (7f8e8c)

  13. A shame Fitz could just turn down the appointment…

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  14. Personally, I think Blagojevich will appoint someone to the position, and this circus will only get worse.

    JD (7f8e8c)

  15. Ok, this whole Blagojevich story really needs to go away. Sadly, the more bad publicity he gets, the more he will make when he writes a book two years from now. He doesn’t deserve it.

    Trish (3a9855)

  16. I thought it would be at least a few monyhs into Obama’s administrattion before we found out he was a criminal but we already have proof & he’s only a president elect! The Vegas over-under is 18 months on Obama being impeached. I’m betting on the under! I give it 13 months before Obama leaves the White House lawn in a helicopter waving and saying “I am not a crook”!

    Steve (e0ec4f)

  17. Sorry, no over-under in Vegas, you made that up, no implication whatsoever that Obama is guilty of anything, much less proof…it’s sad your wishful thinking is to divide the US even further

    will (683b48)


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