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Obama-Rezko: How Close?

Email Email Print columnist and Chicago talk show host Guy Benson reviews the relationship. Snapshot:

The federal convict and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee have known each other for the better part of two decades, with the former raising approximately $250,000 for the latter’s various campaigns. After Rezko first offered Obama a job in the early 1990s, a friendship and political alliance was born; the two men shared dinners, joint outings with their wives, and a lucrative political network. Rezko served on Obama’s financing committee during his 2004 campaign, helping to raise approximately $160,000 for the aspiring U.S. Senator. Shortly thereafter, dark clouds began to gather over Chateau Rezko.

Read the whole thing. How close are Obama and Rezko? So close that if Obama was a Republican, there’d be talk of his being forced from the ticket, and ten thousand MSMers would have descended on Chicagoland with the mission of educating the public on the troubling questions raised by the Rezko convictions.

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