Friday, December 12, 2008

It's not the preponderance of evidence, but the seriousness of the accusations

Where have we heard that one before?

Jesse Jackson, Jr. backers sought cash for Illinois Democrat Gov. Blagojevich.

"Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on federal corruption charges that allege, among other things, a brazen scheme to put Obama's vacant Senate seat up for sale.

According to the FBI complaint, the Oct. 31 meeting took place the same day federal prosecutors intercepted a conversation in which Blagojevich claims he'd been approached by a representative for an unnamed "Senate Candidate 5" who offered cash in exchange for the Senate seat.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that Jackson was the candidate."

Apparently, the nut didn't fall very far from the tree.

Blagojevich fundraiser held by Jackson allies Saturday.
"Among the attendees was a Blagojevich fundraiser already under scrutiny by federal investigators, Joliet pharmacist Harish Bhatt.

That meeting led to a Blagojevich fundraiser Saturday in Elmhurst, co-sponsored by Nayak and attended by Jesse Jackson Jr.'s brother, Jonathan, as well as Blagojevich, according to several people who were there. Nayak and Jonathan Jackson go back years and the two even went into business together years ago as part of a land purchase on the South Side.

Blagojevich and the congressman met to discuss the Senate seat on Monday, one day before federal prosecutors arrested Blagojevich and charged him with trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
As part of the charges, prosecutors alleged that Blagojevich was considering awarding the seat to a politician identified as "Senate Candidate 5" because emissaries for that candidate were promising to raise as much as $1.5 million for Blagojevich's campaign fund."

But, wait. There's more! Illinois AG files motion to declare Blago “unfit”.

Connect the dots. This tale of staggering Chicago corruption started after an historic election in a galaxy far, far away...

BHO! Use the bus.
"Presumably, the internal probe is focusing predominantly on advisers with Chicago roots or prior relationships to Blagojevich. That would include some of the very closest advisers to Obama personally – all people who will have top White House jobs."

But character doesn't matter...

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