Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Barack Obama Clears Himself and His Staff of Wrong Doing with Blagojevich.

ABC News: Rahm Emanuel Discussed Obama Shortlist With Blagojevich Staff

Incoming White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had a series of
conversations with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his top aide about possible replacements for President-elect Barack Obama in the Senate -- but he never discussed any possible deals with them, according to a report prepared by the Obama transition office  and released today.

While clearing Emanuel and all other Obama aides of wrongdoing, the report also discloses  that Obama, Emanuel and the president-elect's friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett were interviewed by the U.S. Attorney's office last week, though it gives no details of those conversations.


Emanuel and Blagojevich very Good Friends.

Emanuel never discussed any possible deals and the Obama report, prepared by Barack Obama, clearing Emanuel and all other Obama aides of wrongdoing. So Obama cleared all his friends. Is this like George W Bush clearing his Vice President and all of his cabinet of any wrong doing in the starting of the Iraq war?

George Stephanopoulos reported that Emanuel is a close ally of Obama's and a veteran of the Clinton White House. Obama likes the fact that Emanuel knows policy, knows politics, knows Capitol Hill. He has told associates that he knows that Emanuel will "have his back." So did Barack Obama send Emanuel to talk to Blagojevich?

What does it mean to be the White House Chief of Staff? The duties of the White House Chief of Staff vary greatly from one administration to another. However, the chief of staff has been responsible for overseeing the actions of the White House staff, managing the president's schedule, and deciding who is allowed to meet with the president. Because of these duties, the Chief of Staff has at various times been dubbed "The Gatekeeper" and "The Co-President". So Rahm Emanuel is the gatekeeper between Obama and Blagojevich and the Co-President?

Mr Obama said that he had made no personal contact with Mr Blagojevich’s office and that he was gathering details of any contact between the transition staff and the governor’s administration. No personal contact, of course not, Blagojevich had to go through the gatekeeper. Obama gathering details? No, he already had them.

We want the change, that Barack Obama promised when he was running for President. We want to know why Obama, Emanuel and the president-elect's friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett were interviewed by the U.S. Attorney's office last week. I guess to talk about the weather.

Looks like the new President is starting off on the wrong foot.

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