I'd give him time severed if he'd just give us all the details on this,
In making his case to get out, he claims he was a philanthropic businessman who spent 20 years in Chicago politics supporting politicians like Blagojevich and Obama because he was impressed they could have influence in the American political system.Participated, influence, impact, yep, I want to hear the full story please. Let Tony speak. If giving him time served the way, go for it. He owes Americans the whole story.
“The underlying motivation for Mr. Rezko’s political activities was never ideology, greed, or the desire for power,” the filing says. “Rather, Mr. Rezko was genuinely fascinated by the notion that a poor young immigrant like himself could participate in the political process, influence politicians, and impact policy. To Mr. Rezko, the idea that a black man could be elected mayor of Chicago, or that a man named Blagojevich could be considered a presidential candidate, was proof of the greatness of America’s political system.”
Lawyers said Rezko’s own success in business led him to branch out and support numerous national, state and local politicians.He sure did! So lets here the story.
“And, of course, Mr. Rezko was a friend, advisor, and early supporter of a young politician named Barack Obama,” they wrote. “ ... Mr. Rezko viewed fundraising, like voting, as a way to have his voice heard, along with the voices of the many racial, ethnic, and religious minorities whom he encouraged to participate in the political process over the years.”