The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Monday, March 10, 2008
Funny You Should Ask, Barack...
OBAMA: IF I'M NOT READY TO BE PRESIDENT, "why do you think I would be such a great vice president?"Heh.
Meanwhile, Obama's fortunes are not getting any easier in the realm of corruption and scandal:
With the Clintonistas battle plan resembling Sherman's March to the Sea, it probably is not going to get easier for Obama anytime soon; when NBC News is running stories about you, where are you going to find "friends"?
From the Sun Times, Nov, 2006:
Q: How many fundraisers has Mr. Rezko hosted for you? Were these all in his home? How much would you estimate he has raised for your campaigns?
A: He hosted one event at his home in 2003 for my U.S. Senate campaign. He participated as a member of a host committee for several other events. My best estimate was that he raised somewhere between $50,000 and $60,000.
But it turns out that number isn't even close, and it's now being reported as upwards of 200k, see LA Times link below, and some of that was given illegally - and much of it after Rezko was in trouble. As regards Obama, what the hell kind of judgment was that? It's much worse than boneheaded, as he described it in one article. It's classically corrupt.
Obama had known Rezko long before the house deal, calling him a "friend."
An ABC News review of campaign records shows Rezko, and people connected to him, contributed more than $120,000 to Obama's 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate, much of it at a time when Rezko was the target of an FBI investigation.
"It surprised me that late in the game he [Obama] continued to take contributions from somebody who was under a rather dark cloud in the state," said Cynthia Canary of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, a group that has worked closely with Obama and supported his legislative efforts.
Between the first $2,000 state Senate donation and the 2004 U.S. Senate race, Rezko raised at least $200,000 for him, a Times analysis shows. Obama, seeking to distance himself from his patron, has donated $160,000 in Rezko-related contributions to charity.