How Far Will The Blago Scandal Spread?
Reading Eric Zorn’s assessment of the Blagojevitch’s character, and the prospect of the governor’s singing as compulsively as he has broken laws must have a lot of Chicagoland pols and players very worried indeed.
The number of long-time Chicagoland figures in and around the president-elect’s inner circle is so large as to make a Blago-connection to at least some of them inevitable. I don’t know why the president-elect did not take the opportunity today to take many questions about his relationship with Blagojevitch. Obvious questions that will have to be answered by the president-elect in detail: When did you first meet with B? How often and how closely have you worked with him? Did you know his chief-of-staff? If any member of your Administration is implicated in any of these scandals, will you dismiss them immediately?
The MSM issued a huge pass to candidate Obama during the election when it came to Rezko et al. They cannot keep that up through an entire presidency.