Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We just imagined ObamaRezko. Orwellian

Yes, we can forget about all that Yes We Can (buy that house, etcetera, etcetera) stuff. My friend Marathon Pundit joins me in the disgust, as do Trib commenters below:
CaptAhab2 at 7:40 AM November 22, 2011 Tony Rezko is a witness to corruption on an outrageous scale right up to the President. He could testify to unprecedented levels of wrongdoing. Instead, he is being swept  under a rug as quietly as possible. Crime is to be exposed and punished whereaver it leads. In this case the tip of the Rezko iceberg is all we have purposely been given.
The prosecutor has made the decision that the public does not need to know what lies beneath what little has been released about this man's relationships. The prosecutor is wrong, it needs to be exposed and all participants must be punished.
This criminal made a carreer out of criminalizing Illinois politics, that's all he did bribe, curry favor and profit from his crimes. All he did was bribe and steal. He had a lot of helpfrom politicians and unions, however Mr Fitzgerald and his handlers don't think you should have any more involvement that paying for it all.
Expose the corruption wherever it leads. That is the law.
catface at 7:54 AM November 22, 2011 This is why Obama hired Eric Holder to act as a "fire wall" between himself and "Operation Board Games"...Eric Holder would have been thrown under the bus months ago with the "fast and furious' scandal but Obama needs Holder and now Holder needs Obama...What a cute couple...make me sick!!! and what is Patrick Fitzgerald doing??? A lot of nothing...If anyone thinks this guy cares about corruption they are very much mistaken...He didn't even question Tony Rezko about the implications Frawley made in sworn depositions about the President...and the press has completely ignored the players in the Companion Security scam, I can see them not being able to get to Tony Rezko but Daniel T. Frawley, Dan Mahru, Stuart Levine, John Thomas/Bernard Barton are all out walking around free as birds and not one interview with the press....IF this was George Bush or a republican, they would be camping on thier front lawns.
P.S. Chicago Daily Observer: Will Tony Rezko Walk from Wisconsin Jail?

Update: Rezko gets 10 years plus in the pen, he's served 4 already. Still no mention of his connection to Obama--he was his top money man, even as Bill Ayers was his political godfather.

Sun Times with this bit:
U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said she found it offensive that Rezko put at risk the Teachers’ Retirement System by scheming for kickbacks with a board member in 2004.
Yes, it's all Rezko's fault the piggy teachers union and Dem pols unsustainably rich pensions are at risk. Rezko and Blago are the whipping boys for the flagrant corruption and incompetence in this state--you think it's going to stop? This is the Obama/Dem modus operandi.

More. Trib no mention of O at all, the Sun Times just says he was a "friend", Crain's does a better job:
Rezko was convicted in 2008 of fraud, money laundering and plotting to squeeze $7 million in kickbacks from firms that wanted to do business with the state during Blagojevich's tenure. The governor was arrested six months later and convicted this year on charges that included trying to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. He is set to be sentenced next month and is expected to get about 10 years.
The 56-year-old Rezko also was a political fundraiser for Obama during his campaigns for Illinois senator, though not for his presidential campaign. Obama has not been accused of wrongdoing in the case, but his relationship with Rezko became an issue during the 2008 election.

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