Watching the news coverage of Blagealphabet, and how truly damning the recordings are, and the only thing that keeps popping into my mind is what on earth he was thinking. It was so damned brazen- this was not garden variety corruption. Jeffrey Toobin seems to be in a state of shock.
Meanwhile, the GOP is still completely clueless:
Shortly after the news broke that Blagojevich was arrested for, among other things, seeking to profit for filling the Senate seat vacated by Obama, the RNC fired off an e-mail to reporters that included laudatory remarks the president-elect has made about the troubled governor in the past.
Included in the RNC e-mail was an Obama quote: “If the governor asks me to work on his behalf, I’ll be happy to do it.”
The e-mail also noted that when Obama endorsed Blagojevich for a second term, The Associated Press reported the president-elect said: “We’ve got a governor in Rod Blagojevich who has delivered consistently on behalf of the people of Illinois.”
Apparently the RNC missed Blagojevich hating on Obama in the indictment. At any rate, today’s poll says 80% of the country approves of how Obama has been handling himself with the transition. Good luck with the smear. Morons.
And since we have not had one for a while, here is a kitty: