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We have had both Demorcrati and Republican corrupt politicians in Tennessee - so like Golden Dogs said we could go on all day back and forth mentioning corrupt politicians. Deep down I don't trust any of them and wouldn't be surprised to hear that any of them are corrupt or on the take.

As to this story along, I am not a big newshound anymore. I don't watch any of the news channels at all - they are all slanted way too much for one side or the other - so I don't watch them.

I get some of my news from the local paper, the rest from the Internet on such sites as Yahoo News, and the rest on Good Morning America. For some reason I trust George Stephanopolous and he always seems to hit both sides (conservate and liberal) or (Rep. and Dems.) just as hard.

Anyway I agree with him that Obama has not had anything to do with this and that there is no evidence to say that he is. But I also agree with him that Obama is being tested by this in as he said "how transparent he is going to be with the public". In other words how open he is going to be with the American public as he has always seemed to push that he would.

He talked about it this morning that there is enough evidence to indicate that the Governor did have talks with someone in the Obama camp and as he George S. said Obama needs to seek out who that was and launch his own investigation to make sure the truth comes out as to who it was.

As they said on GMA this morning if he is open with this first bit of light scandal then he can win over some doubters to his side. If he tries to skirt around the issue as did with the Rev. Wright thing when it first came out then this could be just another thing that clouds his early days in office as some will always think he tried to hide something.

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It is unbelievable how stupid he is. I know Chicago pols have done this type thing for years at one level -- but selling a senate seat??? Did it not occur to him that that if he did sell the seat, those who lost would get wind of it?

I think the FBI did the right thing. They stepped in before he did any real damage by selling the seat. I'm just wondering if he ever approached anybody on the deal. It sounds like he did with the Jackson folks.

I bet you $5.00 that his favorite movie is The Godfather.

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Roman, both Republicans and Democrats are corrupt. It's the nature of politics and individual failing of a person and has nothing to do with affiliation to a political party, in my opinion.

But please don't knee-jerk react to my post by shifting the focus to a corrupt Republican. We can play that game all day long going back and forth mentioning every corrupt jackass on both sides of the aisle.

Besides, Obama has had no contact with Governor B. His people say so... Not so much as a brief memo even SUGGESTING they should discuss the vacant Senate seat... right? I mean, personally, I find it hard to believe that it has never come up in conversation... not even when the two met and were photographed meeting on December 2...

But, friends, I will take Obama at his word -- just as the press did for much of his campaign -- and will avoid asking any questions that could result in any answers at all. :D

But I'll leave the speculation to the pundits, such as John Fund at the Wall Street Journal, who writes:

What remains to be seen is whether this episode will put an end to what Chicago Tribune political columnist John Kass calls the national media's "almost willful" fantasy that Mr. Obama and Chicago's political culture have little to do with each other. Mr. Kass notes that the media devoted a lot more time and energy to investigating the inner workings of Sarah Palin's Wasilla, Alaska, than it has looking at Mr. Obama's Chicago connections.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1228953565...ss_opinion_main

1. You are the last person to tell me how to react to a post.

2. I have said on many occasions, that corruption exist in both parties. It is not mutual exclusive. Maybe you were not listening to me. Wouldn't be the first time.

3. I want to see how Obama handles this situation. I feel he had no contact with this fool about his former seat, but someone in his transition team has. I will be waiting to see how he handles it, and hope it doesn't take the few days he just said it would. The longer this takes, the more it drags out and the more it gets him off message. It helps that the [!@#$%^&*] called him a mother !@#$%^&*] when he did not play ball, But we'll see.

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And it was just said on MSNBC that the reason why he did this was because Obama called the President of the Ill. Senate to push through new ethics reform bills that go into effect on Jan. 1st. He tried to get this [!@#$%^&*] doen before these new laws took effect.

Dear God. Breaking........a child's remains were found near Caylee Anthony's home.

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First, Jesse Jackson Sr. calls Obama the N-word, now Jesse Jackson Jr. is revealed as Candidate 5? Not a good year for the Jacksons.

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It sounds like some idiot lobbyist went to the corrupt gov. I have to wonder if Jesse Jackson Jr. even knew about it.

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1. You are the last person to tell me how to react to a post.

2. I have said on many occasions, that corruption exist in both parties. It is not mutual exclusive. Maybe you were not listening to me. Wouldn't be the first time.

3. I want to see how Obama handles this situation. I feel he had no contact with this fool about his former seat, but someone in his transition team has. I will be waiting to see how he handles it, and hope it doesn't take the few days he just said it would. The longer this takes, the more it drags out and the more it gets him off message. It helps that the [!@#$%^&*] called him a mother !@#$%^&*] when he did not play ball, But we'll see.

Ahh, hell.. I was going to post a nasty response to you, but changed my mind.

Let's be friends, Roman. :)

Edited by GoldenDogs

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First, Jesse Jackson Sr. calls Obama the N-word, now Jesse Jackson Jr. is revealed as Candidate 5? Not a good year for the Jacksons.

Jesse Jackson + Candidate 5 = Jackson 5.

hehehehehe

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Rahm Emanuel talked with governor's office about who should fill Obama's Senate seat

Chief of staff for Obama had list of names

One source confirmed that communications between Emanuel and the Blagojevich administration were captured on court-approved wiretaps.

Another source said that contact between the Obama camp and the governor's administration regarding the Senate seat began the Saturday before the Nov. 4 election, when Emanuel made a call to the cell phone of Harris. The conversation took place around the same time press reports surfaced about Emanuel being approached about taking the high-level White House post should Obama win.

Emanuel delivered a list of candidates who would be "acceptable" to Obama, the source said.

C H A N G E .

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From columnist Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times:

As a representative of the outgoing senator and president-elect and a member of the same party, it would be hard to believe Emanuel or someone did not communicate somehow with Blagojevich or his staff.

What's puzzled some people and raised suspicions among others is Emanuel's refusal to talk about it (reportedly physically pushing one reporter's tape recorder away and having a verbal altercation with another) and the delay on Obama's part in releasing the promised diary of contacts.

From a practical point of view, if everything is above board, what's to hide?

C H A N G E .

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They hailed him as the Messiah and said his election was a miracle, but now Barack Obama has made it into the Holy Family to appear in the Nativity scene alongside Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus.

Hand-carved figures of Mr Obama and his wife Michelle are on sale in a Naples Christmas market with the rest of the Nativity set regulars.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/f...icle5332568.ece

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I saw this report on MSNBC, and they've always included the newsmakers of the year in the nativity scene. The President of Italy, Carla Bruni and her husband are also in the nativity scene.

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I saw this report on MSNBC, and they've always included the newsmakers of the year in the nativity scene. The President of Italy, Carla Bruni and her husband are also in the nativity scene.

And the top seller this year? You guessed it... Mr. Barack Obama!

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Ahh, hell.. I was going to post a nasty response to you, but changed my mind.

Let's be friends, Roman. :)

We'll see.

You have said this in the past and then came back with a nasty comment when someone posted something you didn't like.

So, like I said, we'll see.

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I honestly didn't find this funny at all. Thank God the idiot didn't hurt the President. Edited by Rakesh

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