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New RNC Blagojevich Ad – Blago Declares His Innocence

Posted by iusbvision on December 16, 2008

UPDATE: 12-19-2008 – Blagojevich had a press conference where he declared his innocence and has vowed to fight. He may think he has a shot at beating this, or since the machine is abandoning him he plans on taking others down with him as punishment. Your guess is as good as mine. Also, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, had direct talks with Governor Blagojevich about who would fill the Senate seat…. just like we told you from minute one. covers the story HERE.

UPDATE: Here is the very latest on this story. Be sure to examine the posts below for previous updates. The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected a highly publicized motion by the Illinois Attorney General (Lisa Madigan) to have Gov. Blagojevich declared “unfit to govern”. The court rejected the motion without comment and right they should. Blagojevich is not medically impaired and has not been found guilty of anything yet. Ironically, it is the Illinois Attorney General whose job it is to DEFEND the governor when he stands accused. Madigan is from a long time Illinois political family in the democratic machine. Madigan wants to be governor, so she broke tradition and protocol and innocence until proved guilty, to better herself politically to run for the Governor’s Chair herself….. and what is so pathetic is that people fall for this kind of obvious propaganda because they are ignorant of the proper roles of basic government officials like an attorney general.  In short, Blago has abused his power, Fitzgerald is abusing his power and Madagin is abusing hers. What a circus. – Editor

Editor’s Note on the Blago Investigation:

As we mentioned previosly HERE and HERE in our Blago coverage – the US Attorney investigating Blagojevich is not to be trusted and has a history of media showboating and prosecutorial misconduct in order to advance himself. His name is Patrick Fitzgerald and I would like to add on to my list of his misconduct.

When he had that big press conference before the ink was try on the charges – that was merely to trash Blagojevich’s reputation and to attempt to taint the jury pool should this go to trial. It is behavior like that which compels judges to impose gag orders so that the jury pool is not tainted by trying the case in the media, which is exactly what Fitzgerald has set out to do.  Think about it, how often do you see a US Attorney having a media spectacle like that? What if Blago is found not guilty or the case is technically flawed and Blago walks? Can he ever make a living again?

Fitzgerald released edited portions of the tapes, but was it “pay to play bribes” or was it the typical “you scratch my back and I scratch yours” way of doing politics (which is still corruption but to a lesser degree) and all we got was the most salacious parts of the recordings for play in the media? Think about it, with all those hours of tape there had to be some exculpatory evidence and parts of the conversations, why aren’t we hearing those…because Fitsgerald didn’t release those parts.

Don’t get me wrong, the Chicago Democratic Machine is corrupt, and needs to be cleaned out, but this investigation, in the way it is being handled, is more about Fitzgerald than it is about Blagojevich and this is the most under-reported aspect of this entire scandal. Governor Blagojevich should face trial and Fitzgerald should be fired by President Bush.

…and the rest of the daily roundup…

Time Magazine’s Chief leaving after 20 years to go work for Biden:

Jay Carney is leaving Time magazine after 20 years to be Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s communications director in the White House, astonished magazine and gleeful transition sources said.

Carney’s title will be assistant to the vice president and director of communications.’s “The Page” first reported his new job.

Carney, the magazine’s Washington bureau chief, is one of Washington’s best-known talking heads, with regular appearances on ABC’s “This Week,” “The McLaughlin Group” and MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

Now remember the elite media and the DNC arent one in the same right lefties? Remember Time claims to be objective.  Under Clinton Time’s Chief left the magazine to become Clinton’s Deputy Sec, of State. His name was Strobe Talbot. It’s institutional folks.

Another Obama Big Shot: Former Gov. Bill Richardson Investigated for Pay to Play Bribes:

Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) — A federal grand jury is investigating how a company that advised Jefferson County, Alabama, on bond deals that threaten to cause the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, did similar work in New Mexico after making contributions to Governor Bill Richardson’s political action committees.

The grand jury in Albuquerque is looking into Beverly Hills, California-based CDR Financial Products Inc., which received almost $1.5 million in fees from the New Mexico Finance Authority in 2004 after donating $100,000 to Richardson’s efforts to register Hispanic and American Indian voters and pay for expenses at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, people familiar with the matter said. (Hotair comments on this story HERE.)

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