Lies, Blagojevich, and Obama 2

From Little Green Footballs: 

Barack Obama has denied ever discussing his Senate seat replacement with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

But that apparently was not true. 

 A November 8th article at the KHQA website reports:

QUINCY, IL — Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled.

Obama met with Governor Rod Blagojevich earlier this week to discuss it.

UPDATE at 12/10/08 11:17:50 am:

Another KHQA article on the meeting, from November 5th: Who will fill Obama’s senate seat?

CHICAGO, ILL. — Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled.

That’s one of Obama’s first priorities today.

He’s meeting with Governor Rod Blagojevich this afternoon in Chicago to discuss it.

UPDATE at 12/10/08 11:48:08 am:

And at the Illinois Government News Network, an announcement that the meeting took place and the Senate seat was discussed, with the headline:

Governor Blagojevich Congratulates President-elect Obama and Discusses U.S. Senate Seat

UPDATE at 12/10/08 12:21:23 pm:

Curiouser and curiouser. KHQA has taken down both of their articles about the meeting.

Posted under Commentary by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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  • Jillian Becker

    Peron and Obama – that is a plausible (and chilling) comparison to make, I agree, roger of florida.

  • roger in florida

    This story resonnates on so many levels. Clearly BO is a very weak man, he will “go along to get along” with any outrage provided he benefits. In this he is very similar to the Clintons. What exactly does this man believe in, if anything? Observe how the MSM is handling this; they are protecting him, providing cover; “nothing to see here folks”. Contrast this to the MSM treatment of VP Cheney; it seemed every problem could be traced back to the Cheney/Haliburton connection. Contrast also to the treatment of Governor Palin, who took on and unseated a corrupt governor and rooted out corruption in State agencies, but she was regarded as an ignorant hick. This is all very disturbing when viewed as a historical dynamic; where are we headed? I fear if you want to see what the future of the US is, look at Argentina, BO is our General Peron and we are headed down the same route of govt. corruption, state support of favored industries and unions, a moribund economy, declining living standards and a cynical and apathetic populace