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2008-12-11 - 11:04 a.m.

Brin is flying down this evening and, right on schedule, the hotter weather comes with her. This is supposed to be the warmest day in the last couple weeks. But then it's supposed to drop back down starting tomorrow.

Just in time for the rain that's been forecasted for Monday through Wednesday.


See what happens when I miss a day? It's scandal time!

Let's see. Barack Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod, is quoted as saying that Obama talked with Rod Blegojevich about who will fill Obama's vacated Senate seat - and went so far as to say Obama had a "fondness" for certain candidates. This statement came from a Fox News interview back on November 23.

Once the scandal started to break, Obama said he'd had "no contact with the governor" and was "not aware of what was happening".

Axelrod then said he'd been "mistaken" about a meeting. Ben Smith, however, writes here about Obama's visit to the National Governors Association.

It gets even more interesting. Over here, there's an article about a TV station that took down a story in their archive, with the following statement:

The story housed in our website archive was on the morning of November 5, 2008. It suggested that a meeting was scheduled later that day between President Elect Obama and Illinois Governor Blagojevich. KHQA has no knowledge that any meeting ever took place. Governor Blagojevich did appear at a news conference in Chicago on that date.

Okay, fine. They could have simply put up a disclaimer, but chose to delete the story.

Newsbusters, however, found a follow-up story dated November 8 from the same station:

Obama met with Governor Rod Blagojevich earlier this week to discuss it. Illinois law states that the governor chooses that replacement. There’s already been speculation about his selection…from Congressman Jesse Jackson, Junior to Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth.

Obamas transition website, called, opened a forum yesterday to allow questions from voters, and to have readers vote on the questions. This is supposed to bring uncomfortable questions to the top - questions people wanted answers to. Well, it seems that questions about Blagojevich are being flagged as "inappropriate" and removed or censored. Here's a screen shot of some of the removed questions. IMHO, the third one is pretty harsh, but the other two seem pretty reasonable.

And Barack Obama claims he know nothing about any of this. Kinda like sitting in the same church for twenty years and knowing nothing about his pastor's feelings.


By the way, Blajokevich is refusing to resign.

Maybe he can take this as an omen.


From Fark comes this story, with the following headline:

Old and busted: FBI top 10 fugitives. New hotness: EPA top 10 fugitives

Al Gore and his huge-ass carbon footprint is not on the list.


Still a few things to do before Brin's visit. I predict there will be some interesting pictures in tomorrow's post.

Be seeing you.


3 comments so far

Bindyree aka Brin - 2008-12-11 19:27:23 -
And just how, pray tell, does one acquire screen shots of removed questions?


Dave - 2008-12-11 19:33:36 -
Google archives or Wayback, presumably.


Bob - 2008-12-12 13:50:52 -
So we're not allowed to know about meetings Dick Cheney held with the late Kenneth Lay, but a meeting between Obama and Blagojevich is a must-tell item?


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