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Old 12-11-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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Obama Did Discuss Senate Seat with Blagojevich - Update: KHQA Pulls Their Articles

Politics | Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 11:00:02 am PST
Barack Obama has denied ever discussing his Senate seat replacement with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
But that was apparently not true. A November 8th article at the KHQA website reports:
QUINCY, IL — Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled.
Obama met with Governor Rod Blagojevich earlier this week to discuss it.
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UPDATE at 12/10/08 11:17:50 am:
Another KHQA article on the meeting, from November 5th: Who will fill Obama’s senate seat?
CHICAGO, ILL. — Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled.
That’s one of Obama’s first priorities today.
He’s meeting with Governor Rod Blagojevich this afternoon in Chicago to discuss it.
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at 12/10/08 11:48:08 am:
And at the Illinois Government News Network, an announcement that the meeting took place and the Senate seat was discussed, with the headline:
Governor Blagojevich Congratulates President-elect Obama and Discusses U.S. Senate Seat
UPDATE at 12/10/08 12:21:23 pm:
Curiouser and curiouser. KHQA has taken down both of their articles about the meeting, with no explanation.
UPDATE at 12/10/08 2:30:04 pm:
KHQA has now issued “a clarification:”
The story housed in our website archive was on the morning of November 5, 2008. It suggested that a meeting was scheduled later that day between President Elect Obama and Illinois Governor Blagojevich. KHQA has no knowledge that any meeting ever took place. Governor Blagojevich did appear at a news conference in Chicago on that date.



However, there’s still no explanation for why they reported on November 8th that the meeting had taken place.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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Obama and Rahmbo would not allow themselves to splattered by any ooze from Blago -- Rahm knew Blago was under investigation for a LOOOONG time. The Democratic Congressional Re-election committe , which Rahm used to head, ran ads against the GOP candidate, Ozinga, a concrete baron, linking him to Blago and corruption months ago.

No need to for Rahm to get dirty...
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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That's right, Obama is too smart to hang out with the likes of Blago, if he wanted to communicate with Blago he would've sent a messenger, which he probably did. The funny thing is that Obama is great with words almost fluid like, but when questioned about the incident he seemed to stutter several times, at first stating he has no connections whatsoever and now sending out a witch-hunt for this supposed messenger boy.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Obama is great with words almost fluid like, but when questioned about the incident he seemed to stutter several times
No teleprompter.

On the Blagobama scandal... I find it incredibly hard to believe that a politician can rise in Chicago politics as quickly as Obama did without being at least a little dirty. This guy went from "community organizer" to President of the United States of America in what time frame? Come on. Of course he's dirty, even if it's just a little.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:03 AM
 
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I will not say Obama did anythiung wrong because the evidence actually suggests that he didn't. I don't find it believable that he never spoke to the governor about his replacement. That's a normal thing to do. I also wonder why Blago was so emphatic in his anger with Obama for not being willing to play ball if there was never any contact.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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