Friday, May 28, 2010

Sestak and the Blagojevich Defense strategy.

Via Bryon York today,
So what can the White House do? "They can say we're sorry, that the job offer was not intended to be a quid pro quo," Issa says. "They can say that we offered a job to a person who was in the process of running for a Senate seat but who we felt he was better suited to be secretary of the Navy, and we never intended for it to be a quid pro quo but rather to fill our Cabinet with good people. That's the only thread-the-needle that I see."

Read more at the Washington Examiner:
Whow, we've heard this before....
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's lawyers have plans to issue a subpoena to President Obama in the governor's corruption case. The document was supposed to be heavily redacted, but apparently a simple copy and paste of it into a new document has revealed it's concealments.

The revelations include:

1. Obama may have lied about conversations with convicted fraudster Tony Rezko.

2. Obama may have overtly recommended Valerie Jarrett for his Senate seat.

3. An Obama supporter may have offered a quid pro quo for Jarrett's appointment.

4. Obama maintained a list of good Senate candidates.

5. Rahm Emanuel allegedly floated Cheryl Jackson's name for the Senate seat.

6. Obama and Blagojevich had a secret phone call.
Wanna bet the Prez is in town working out the details of his testimony because Judge Zagel's going to have to reverse his decision the President has nothing relative to Blagojevich's trial and alleged crime of selling a Senate seat? Too many parallels going on to ignore the White House in next month's trial.


Anonymous said...

I would bet dollars' to doughnuts' this is the reason for his weekend in Chicago...possibly the most politically ill timed weekend in Presidential history. Think about it; Memorial Day weekend we are currently on 2 war fronts...The worst oil spill in U.S. history...His friend who's trial begings June 3rd of next week that he doesn't have time to testify for but he has time to bid farewell. With friend's like Barry you don't need enemies, you would think there would be no more room under the bus.

Bill Baar said...

My guess to Anon... you can also bet Blago isn't going to let this go by either. His lawyers will want to know what happened, and the Sestak thing just throws another weird twist into it all with Rahm the alleged messenger in both deals.