Friday, January 02, 2009

Friday Blagojevich Post: E J Dionne looks at Illinois

Dionne looks at Illinois and thinks the Guv's shot his last bolt.
Barack Obama’s patented approach to problems — wait and think before acting to see what develops — is the Democrats’ best way out.

Blagojevich had one powerful weapon, his ability to appoint a senator. Now that he’s used it, his arsenal is depleted. If Democrats face down Blagojevich by walking away from Burris, they deprive themselves of a Senate vote for a bit and may even face litigation. That’s still better than implicating themselves in Blagojevich’s game by making a deal.

Treating this appointment as a circus act makes more sense than taking it seriously.
I doubt it. Fitz has over 1,000 wire tap transcripts. Fitz and the Guv probably the only two who know what's in those conversations. I'm betting the Guv has plenty more up his sleeves he can throw at Obama or any other Demcorat who stands in his way. Wait-and-see may well be paralysis panic E. J.

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Steve Roades looks at Obama's exoneration of his staff,
"Emanuel has declined to speak to reporters about his role in Senate succession and left for vacation in Africa before the report's release," the Tribune reports. "In a conference call with reporters, Craig characterized Emanuel's conversations with Blagojevich as 'completely innocent' and 'completely appropriate'."

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Right, that's not wait-and-see, that's bamboozle-and-hope-it'll-all-pass.

xp Illinoize

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