If Obama had a preference for his replacement, he simply could have written a letter to Blagojevich and released it to the public. Period. Any contacts beyond that amount to a negotiation. And Obama should have known better to negotiate with a man about to be indicted. It also should have dawned on Obama’s camp that he was about to take control of the Justice Department and that a key witness in the Blagojevich Operation Board Games investigation (Tony Rezko) was also a close friend of the President-Elect’s. A further entanglement is an Operation Board Games subpoena on the joint house-land sale Obama and Rezko undertook.Tom Roeser with a similar take.
If Obama can’t sniff trouble in the above circumstances, we are in big trouble when he sizes up foreign adversaries.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Reverese Spin on Obama's negotiations with Blagojevich
Dan Curry nails the really troubling thing about the Rahm Rod chats. They weren't illegal. They were really stupid. They didn't achieve the objective and badly compromised the Prez Elect. A real amateur job