Posts Tagged ‘blagojevich’

Was Jesse Jackson, Jr. ready to pay Rod Blagojevich for the Senate seat? Covert recordings of Blagojevich last fall allegedly captured the then-governor suddenly going from cold to hot on naming Jackson to replace President Barack Obama in the Senate. That doesn’t prove much. He might have been inspired by a speech, for example. Federal […]


Right to Hell

30Jan09

Bill Ayers is unhappy with the way the anti-war movement is going. More than three decades after he co-founded the radical Weather Underground – the ’60s anti-war group condemned by critics as a “domestic terrorist” organization – Bill Ayers said that today’s anti-war movement “is not as strong and not as focused as it needs […]


Caroline Kennedy is sounding more ridiculous all the time. Kennedy offered no excuses for why she failed to vote in a number of elections since registering in New York City in 1988, including in 1994 when Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was up for re-election as the state’s senior senator. Which suggests she’s ready for the […]


Another One

09Jan09

Just another Dirty Democrat. Baltimore Mayor Sheila A. Dixon was charged today with 12 counts of felony theft, perjury, fraud and misconduct in office, becoming the city’s first sitting mayor to be criminally indicted. In a world that is full of them. The case stems in part from at least $15,348 in gifts Dixon allegedly […]


We Are the One

09Jan09

What is the greatest talent that Barack Obama possesses? Could it be the ability not to get in his own way? Many of us create our own stumbles. Every ugly exam score, blown deadline and failed project provides the opportunity to try out new excuses. It was a blowup at home. A sick cat. An […]


Racist Democrats continue their efforts to stop the black man from taking over the Senate seat that Barack abandoned after 4 long years. Senate Democrats struggled to avert a showdown steeped in race and corruption Monday as a defiant Roland Burris declared, “I’m a United States senator” despite boiling controversy over his appointment to President-elect […]


Cockroaches

05Jan09

The Democrats haven’t moved all the way in yet, but their house is already crumbling. RESIDENTS of a model housing estate bankrolled by Hollywood celebrities and hand-built by Jimmy Carter, the former US president, are complaining that it is falling apart. Blagojevich is doing his best Bill Clinton imitation, demonstrating how the lack of a […]


Does anyone remember affirmative action? Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn said Burris’ race should have nothing to do with lawmakers’ opposition to Burris taking Obama’s seat. He said Burris, whom he respects, made “a mistake” by accepting Blagojevich’s offer. Democrats in Illinois seem to be forgetting the principle that blacks should be pushed into positions of […]


I was getting nervous there for a while – it really seemed like Rod Blagojevich might be guilty of wrongdoing. Now we know that’s not the case. “I’m here to tell you right off the bat that I am not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing, that I intend to stay on the job, and I will fight this […]


Opportunity Nox

18Dec08

Is this a burden on Barack, or an opportunity? A new military plan for troop withdrawals from Iraq that was described in broad terms this week to President-elect Barack Obama falls short of the 16-month timetable Mr. Obama outlined during his election campaign, United States military officials said Wednesday. General David Patraeus recommends taking another […]


Blago Ad

17Dec08

The RNC has released a web ad going after Barack for his inconsistent response to the Blagojevich scandal. It’s long and a bit boring, so it fails to have a ton of impact, but it does serve to remind us all from whence Barack came. Blago says he is eager to have a chance to […]


Who cares about Barack when there’s a Blagojevich feeding frenzy in progress? Before Eric Holder was President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to be attorney general, he was Gov. Blagojevich’s pick to sort out a mess involving Illinois’ long-dormant casino license. Blagojevich and Holder appeared together at a March 24, 2004, news conference to announce Holder’s role […]


Is there any chance of this succeeding? Illinois’ top legal officer went to the state supreme court on Friday to try to get scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich temporarily removed from office. Removed? Based on what, exactly? The unprecedented move by Attorney General Lisa Madigan came as Blagojevich showed no sign of resigning three days after […]


Triple J

12Dec08

Big surprise. Even though U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he has gotten a clean bill of health from federal prosecutors, sources tell the Chicago Sun-Times he’s not yet in the clear. Prosecutors always tell dirty politicians that they’re not suspects, don’t they? At least, they do until they’re ready to arrest them. Investigators want […]


Confident

11Dec08

Barack is disappointed in the revelations of this week. And he’s confident that his team has no role in the entire affair. The language the President-elect used was careful. He didn’t say there had been no contacts or that no one on his staff was aware that Blagojevich was allegedly trying to make an exchange […]


That Union Job

11Dec08

Hell No! He won’t go! President-elect Barack Obama and Democrats in the U.S. Senate ratcheted up pressure on disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign Wednesday while federal agents fanned out to investigate the details of the Illinois chief executive’s alleged shakedown schemes. Does anyone expect Blago to go without a deal? This is a (fucking) […]