Thursday, August 19, 2010
The White House Facebook feed has its moments. The original caption for the picture below:
Barack Obama helps spell out "Ohio" with the Weithman family, Rachel, 9, Josh, 11, and mom Rhonda, in their home in Columbus, Ohio Aug. 18, 2010.
I think we all know there is room for improvement.
Maybe they can spell out: "Not guilty, your honor."
Gov Blago is now yakking that Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has always been after a bigger trophy ... Obama.
Source ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/blago-winston-churchill-mount-dramatic-comeback/story?id=11448425:
"This is a person determined to get his trophy," he said of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.
"Blagojevich told ABC News that shortly after his 2008 arrest, investigators tried to convince him to offer damaging information on "folks in higher places" in exchange for lenience. Blagojevich said that Obama, even more than himself, had a longstanding, close association with Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the Chicago real estate developer who had become the subject of his own federal probe – one that ultimately led to Rezko's conviction on fraud and bribery charges. The former governor said his very first meeting with Obama, then about to join the Illinois senate, came by way of Rezko's personal introduction."
Some guy who used to post here ranted about this back during the 2008 campaign:
(1) That you only needed to connect the dots already in the Rezko trial record to charge Obama.
2) That Rezko was sufficient to connect the dots, if he was credible enough.
(3) That a Feb 2008 Rezko letter to the presiding judge (available in the trial docket in June 2008) clearly showed that Obama was a "target of Fitzgerald's interest", but that MSM failed to report on it.
Recall that Fitzgerald was first going after Gov Blago on Rezko-connected corruption charges in the course of which they caught him on tape trying to sell the Senate seat.
Actually, most of the O-H-I-O images are lots of fun to see. Over 5,700 are at this OSU site. http://www.osu.edu/O-H-I-O/
It shows O-H-I-O around the world. I'm not a fan of all of Obama's policies, but I think he's a good sport to do this.