As usual, we live in an upside down world where black is white and white is black. I have never seen a clearer example of someone being exonerated in a case than Barack Obama in the Blagojevich case. Yet, today we wake up to the Associated Press headline: "Analysis: Scandal threatens to dog Obama."
Could Blagojevich have been any clearer: "They're not willing to give me anything except appreciation. Fuck them." Here is a man who clearly is not aware that he is being taped and man who clearly does not like Obama and so isn't doing him any favors. In fact, he later calls Obama a "motherfucker." And he clearly says on tape, "They're not willing to give me anything." [emphasis added since it apparently needs to be emphasized]
How much clearer did he have to be? Okay, you want more? Blagojevich then says, "Fuck him ... For nothing? Fuck him." Yet another reference to how Obama will give him nothing for the Senate seat. How can this possibly be interpreted as anything but a complete vindication of Barack Obama?
The only way this is bad news for Obama is if we live in a world where we are no longer attached to notion of logic. The reality is this is actually very good news for Obama. Here is the clearest case I have ever seen of a politician who was tested and passed the test! He is indisputably clean.
In the AP article above, they go on to explain some of these quotes as mitigating factors. But they are not mitigating factors, they are the whole enchilada. The headline shouldn't be about how this is a problem for Obama. The headline should be, "Blagojevich Case Proves Obama Can't Be Bought."
Now we know if you try to get any shady political deals with Obama - it won't work. Yet the Republicans and the press to some degree will now furiously spin this as a big problem or "scandal" for Obama.
In fact, Michael Isikoff of Newsweek said on our show yesterday that it's now time for further investigations into this as related to Obama. How convenient. Bush ravages the earth for eight years and there's hardly an investigation of a damn thing. A Democrat is about to take office and once again, apparently, it's time for investigations. And this, despite the fact that this case proves that Obama's team is completely clean.
Here we go again.