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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:42 PM
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19. So...let's sum up. One month after the election that put an IL Dem in the WH
...the Dem Governor from IL gets indicted. After three years of investigations of one stripe or another.

We're supposed to smell conspiracy here? Really? Gee, if there was a conspiracy to be had, wouldn't you
think they'd have tried something, oh, a couple of months ago?

And if this is truly a conspiracy by a lame duck administration, then can you please tell me which channel the
Obama press conference is on? You know, the one where he vigorously defends his Governor and promises a pardon
as soon as his ass hits the Oval Office chair?

Give me a break.
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  -Yesterday Gov. Rod Blagojevich Attacked Bank of America, Today the Bush DOJ Makes Him Disappear McCamy Taylor  Dec-09-08 12:23 PM   #0 
  - I ask again: how does this help B of A?  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-09-08 12:25 PM   #1 
  - It demoralizes the workers' rights movement. "No one supports us"  McCamy Taylor   Dec-09-08 12:34 PM   #14 
  - From Fitzgerald's shady dealings in the WTC 93 case...  MinM   Dec-09-08 12:45 PM   #23 
  - Blago was late to the banquet in the strike/sit in. He was looking  roguevalley   Dec-09-08 02:06 PM   #55 
  - IF true it is a message to anyone else to not cross the Bankers  Phred42   Dec-09-08 02:56 PM   #79 
  - weren't the RWers pissed off at "Bank of America" a couple of years back,  zbdent   Dec-09-08 12:26 PM   #2 
  - to the barricades!  leftofthedial   Dec-09-08 12:27 PM   #3 
  - Oh bullshit.  originalpckelly   Dec-09-08 12:28 PM   #4 
  - and wordy. pretentious bullshit at that- the smelliest kind.  cali   Dec-09-08 02:22 PM   #65 
  - Fitz had been building a case for three years.  Liberal_Lurker   Dec-09-08 12:30 PM   #5 
  - Don't You Think That's a Bit MUCH?  Crisco   Dec-09-08 12:44 PM   #21 
     - No, I don't.  Liberal_Lurker   Dec-09-08 12:50 PM   #29 
     - do you plan to write to chimpy to ask him to pardon George Ryan  onenote   Dec-09-08 11:47 PM   #99 
  - True, but don't forget  DonCoquixote   Dec-09-08 12:30 PM   #6 
  - "What was Blagojevich's real crime?"  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 12:30 PM   #7 
  - Being a Democrat  Crisco   Dec-09-08 12:48 PM   #26 
     - You are conflating two essentially unrelated issues.  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 12:54 PM   #34 
     - Previous Gov, Ryan wasn't a Dem. He's currently doing time for corruption.  Garbo 2004   Dec-09-08 02:16 PM   #58 
        - Ding, ding, ding!  GoneOffShore   Dec-10-08 08:54 AM   #112 
  - I think that is an interesting take on it, actually  LisaM   Dec-09-08 12:31 PM   #8 
  - Didn't take money for this, but he's been taking money for favors  mycritters2   Dec-09-08 12:49 PM   #27 
  - I hope you purchased the industrial sized roll of Tin Foil  Marrah_G   Dec-09-08 12:32 PM   #9 
  - There is a conspiracy here, the one the governor will be charged with...  originalpckelly   Dec-09-08 12:33 PM   #11 
  - Exactly.  Dorian Gray   Dec-10-08 07:51 AM   #108 
  - No conspiricy  blindpig   Dec-09-08 02:34 PM   #74 
  - Blajogevic has been heading for jailt since spring at least  anigbrowl   Dec-09-08 12:32 PM   #10 
  - Amen-thanks for this McCamy-people here don't get it  JennasLiver   Dec-09-08 12:33 PM   #12 
  - and some of us have had dealing with this creep and get it quite clearly. n/t  greyhound1966   Dec-09-08 12:35 PM   #17 
  - hey-I'm not saying he's not a creep..  JennasLiver   Dec-09-08 12:45 PM   #24 
     - It is the "Chicago way". Similar to what Huey Long did, but cheaper.  greyhound1966   Dec-09-08 12:59 PM   #36 
  - Spitzer paid for whores; Blagojevich is a whore  theboss   Dec-09-08 02:12 PM   #56 
  - How arrogant and foolish - YOU don't get it  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-09-08 02:25 PM   #67 
  - They Don't Want To. Nobody Wants to See This May As Well Be 16-18th Century France  Crisco   Dec-09-08 03:00 PM   #82 
  - Dis get what? That Spitzer was a raging corrupt egomaniac only outdone by his hypocrisy?  LostinVA   Dec-10-08 05:15 AM   #105 
  - Oh please, He Had This Coming  maddowfan   Dec-09-08 12:33 PM   #13 
  - Blaggo has been a crook for a long time. His siding with the workers may  greyhound1966   Dec-09-08 12:34 PM   #15 
  - I'm Uuith You!  zorahopkins   Dec-09-08 12:35 PM   #16 
  - Ridiculous.  SteppingRazor   Dec-09-08 12:40 PM   #18 
  - Well Said, Razor!  ProfessorGAC   Dec-10-08 08:58 AM   #114 
  - So...let's sum up. One month after the election that put an IL Dem in the WH  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-09-08 12:42 PM   #19 
  - Where's the proof  JoDog   Dec-09-08 12:44 PM   #20 
  - Thank You  izzie99   Dec-09-08 12:44 PM   #22 
  - Finally an Opening Post using COMMON SENSE!  B Calm   Dec-09-08 12:45 PM   #25 
  - One post to cover some of the responses above.  McCamy Taylor   Dec-09-08 12:49 PM   #28 
  - ever hear of George Ryan?  onenote   Dec-09-08 01:30 PM   #48 
  - I love these people who don't know dick about Illinois politics pontificating about this  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-09-08 02:17 PM   #60 
  - I'm sorry, that's just as loony as the freeper birth certificate crap  cali   Dec-09-08 02:27 PM   #69 
  - Right fuckin' on. n/t  blindpig   Dec-09-08 02:36 PM   #75 
  - That's the difference between the D's and the R's  hogwyld   Dec-09-08 12:50 PM   #30 
  - Fuck that, he's not MY politician  no limit   Dec-09-08 01:20 PM   #43 
  - That's because Ds care about the rule of law and Rs only care about team loyalty  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-09-08 02:19 PM   #61 
  - Beltway D's Only Care About the Rules of Law When  Crisco   Dec-10-08 08:54 AM   #113 
  - what a positively progressive sentiment!  onenote   Dec-09-08 02:21 PM   #63 
  - Blather. nt  sufrommich   Dec-09-08 02:26 PM   #68 
  - "Our" corrupt politician? Fuck that noise.  Telly Savalas   Dec-09-08 06:24 PM   #94 
  - Was it also a conspiracy when they took down Ryan..who also did a good thing?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-09-08 12:52 PM   #31 
  - It was Rahm who sent him up the river to clear the path for candidate 1...the good guys won today  LeviathanCrumbling   Dec-09-08 12:52 PM   #32 
  - Yep I too wondered about the timing  malaise   Dec-09-08 12:54 PM   #33 
  - If you're concerned about timing...  Orsino   Dec-09-08 12:59 PM   #35 
  - Blagojevich is corrupt and a phony populist, nothing more.  smitty   Dec-09-08 01:11 PM   #37 
  - You really have no idea what you are talking about.  AngryAmish   Dec-09-08 01:16 PM   #38 
  - Nope. Blago is just a crooked asshole.  gmudem   Dec-09-08 01:18 PM   #39 
  - Exactly, As a Wisconsite I've been reading about the political  smitty   Dec-09-08 01:31 PM   #49 
  - Yes, they clearly started the wiretap around 8 weeks ago, b/c they knew that yesterday he was going  tammywammy   Dec-09-08 01:18 PM   #40 
  - Bush justice department trying to find something on Obama would  B Calm   Dec-09-08 01:32 PM   #50 
     - No, the most likely story is that Blago is a corrupt politician to the highest degree  tammywammy   Dec-09-08 02:52 PM   #77 
        - No doubt Blago is a corrupt politician. I do think they  B Calm   Dec-10-08 08:44 AM   #109 
  - Chem-trails everywhere this morning. It chills me to the bone.  apocalypsehow   Dec-09-08 01:18 PM   #41 
  - Here I thought that today he was most famous for openly demanding bribes. nt  Occam Bandage   Dec-09-08 01:19 PM   #42 
  - Oh Bullshit  Crabby Appleton   Dec-09-08 01:22 PM   #44 
  - Google logical fallacy  no limit   Dec-09-08 01:22 PM   #45 
  - Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc?  yodermon   Dec-09-08 01:51 PM   #54 
     - Not even that  AngryAmish   Dec-09-08 03:27 PM   #87 
  - no  blogslut   Dec-09-08 01:23 PM   #46 
  - Don't be played by someone's eleventh hour act of charity.  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-09-08 01:26 PM   #47 
  - Let's assume some things  DonCoquixote   Dec-09-08 01:40 PM   #51 
  - Complete, total UTTER horseshit....he is a frigging crook and he got busted...  truebrit71   Dec-09-08 01:42 PM   #52 
  - "I do not care what the Illinois Governor did"  bamalib   Dec-09-08 01:45 PM   #53 
  - PLEASE - this case has been building for YEARS  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-09-08 02:13 PM   #57 
  - Thank you...  MrsGrumpy   Dec-09-08 02:23 PM   #66 
  - You are citing Bloomberg to prop your case against Blago's (justified) detractors. NO SALE.  blondeatlast   Dec-09-08 02:16 PM   #59 
  - Yes, it's remarkable how many truly gullible people there are.  TexasObserver   Dec-09-08 02:20 PM   #62 
  - They've got him on tape ,the gullible here are the ones who  sufrommich   Dec-09-08 02:32 PM   #73 
     - The gullible are those who believe prosecutors before trial.  TexasObserver   Dec-09-08 02:37 PM   #76 
        - Still haven't bothered to actually learn about the investigation, have you?  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 02:58 PM   #80 
  - Naive  NeedleCast   Dec-09-08 02:21 PM   #64 
  - What is the evidence that the governor was ever a "folk hero of the left?"  yardwork   Dec-09-08 02:31 PM   #70 
  - I'm on the left and in Illinois and this is the first I'd heard of it.  nemo137   Dec-09-08 11:47 PM   #100 
  - Two Words.....Gov. Siegelman and one picture  McCamy Taylor   Dec-09-08 02:31 PM   #71 
  - Yep, the same crew of "but the prosecutors are always just" advocates at work.  TexasObserver   Dec-09-08 03:08 PM   #84 
     - Could you please point to one post that said, or implied, "the prosecutors are always just?"  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 05:03 PM   #91 
  - Or maybe he's a crass, corrupt scumbag.  terrya   Dec-09-08 02:31 PM   #72 
  - If there were anywhere but Illinois, I would agree with you.  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 03:01 PM   #83 
  - I Think "Crass" May Be A Key Word  Crisco   Dec-10-08 08:47 AM   #110 
  - So the sit-in worked and the company has been extended credit by BOA  originalpckelly   Dec-09-08 02:55 PM   #78 
  - which completely blows the epically silly tinfoil theory put forth by the OP  cali   Dec-09-08 02:58 PM   #81 
     - nah, it just means that it was a far more complex conspiracy...  onenote   Dec-09-08 03:10 PM   #85 
  - Hmm. I guess the workers won't be picketing BOA tomorrow as they'd planned  leftstreet   Dec-09-08 03:12 PM   #86 
  - They did it to Spitzer, too!  mapleboard   Dec-09-08 04:03 PM   #88 
  - The bigger corruption...  mapleboard   Dec-09-08 04:05 PM   #89 
  - This is bullshit, I heard Rahm gave the lead to investigators. nt  whutgives   Dec-09-08 04:25 PM   #90 
  - What was his real crime? Are you kidding? He tried to sell a Senate seat.  brazenlyliberal   Dec-09-08 05:13 PM   #92 
  - My favorite is the way he tried to shake down a CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.  Withywindle   Dec-10-08 12:10 AM   #102 
     - Really! Children's Memorial, no less  brazenlyliberal   Dec-10-08 07:23 AM   #107 
  - This was funnier when Wonkette posted it.  jane_pippin   Dec-09-08 05:16 PM   #93 
  - Bullshit  Jake3463   Dec-09-08 06:31 PM   #95 
  - a kick for sanity n/t  pat_k   Dec-09-08 11:32 PM   #96 
  - The guy deserves to be in jail, it has nothing to do with BoA nt  Luciferous   Dec-09-08 11:36 PM   #97 
  - yesterday it was chilly in Chicago. Today Blago finally gets what he deserves  onenote   Dec-09-08 11:43 PM   #98 
  - "I do not care what the Illinois Governor did" ... Clearly! (nt)  Posteritatis   Dec-10-08 12:06 AM   #101 
  - You shame every Democrat with your bullshit  donheld   Dec-10-08 12:28 AM   #103 
  - From what I understand...  AngryOldDem   Dec-10-08 03:47 AM   #104 
  - Jesu! Some Dems are corrupt.  Skidmore   Dec-10-08 05:19 AM   #106 
  - I think the message here is we need to get money out of politics. Right  B Calm   Dec-10-08 08:48 AM   #111 
  - The man is a stinking crook  Old Broad   Dec-10-08 09:04 AM   #115 
 

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