Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Implausible Deniability


The outgoing junior senator from Illinois had no contact with the governor who would appoint his successor?


Kinda like sitting in a pew for 20 years and having no idea what your racist hate-mongering pastor was saying all that time.

How stupid does he think us gun-clinging religious types are?

I wonder if [suddenly] "mistaken" David Axelrod - the top aide who discussed the [now-denied] contact between The One and Blagojevich's office on the air a few weeks ago - will keep his job...or conveniently go the way of Vince Foster at some point.

Harsh of me to say? Perhaps.

Jailtime will tell.


Kasia said...

The pastor - that was undeniably implausible.

This one? I'm of two minds on this one.

On the one hand, I learned in a legal processes class that it's typical for governors to consult with their current Federal senators about Federal judicial appointments - I think the term was 'senatorial courtesy', but it's been a loooong time. I would think it would likewise be common practice for governors to discuss replacements for senators who have been elected or appointed to another office with the outgoing senator.

On the other hand, it's still pretty early (a month from the election with over a month left 'til Inauguration Day). Blagojevich might've been drumming up possible successors so as to have a "stacked list" to show to Obama. Or, given that he's not reputed to have been friendly with Obama and it doesn't appear that he's in danger of being tapped as the next MENSA Chicago chapter president (if you catch my drift), he may have been prepared to snub Obama on this one.

The only thing that doesn't quite add up for me so far is that, allegedly, Blagojevich said in a taped conversation that Obama et al. wouldn't give him anything more than appreciation for naming their pick. Now. Assuming that's true, was that the fruit of having sounded out Obama or someone close to him? Or was it a prediction? Hard to say...and it's possible (just possible, mind you) that Obama or an aide reported any inappropriate overtures to the Feds.

In other words, we don't know enough yet. Time will, indeed, tell.

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Larry Denninger said...

I think they're expecting us fly-over bitter clingers to accept the "Trust us, we were lying" line again.

Dymphna said...

I do hope the Jacksons are involved. That will free us of Jesse Sr. forever.

gemoftheocean said...

I'm still trying to figure out Ft. Marcy Park. Apparently, when you commit suicide there, they can't find the bullet and when you die your arms are exactly by your side.