Saturday, December 13, 2008

Obama's Brain Talked To Blago

It's not been a good start for the president-elect. Just as Karl Rove was sneeringly referred to as "Bush's brain" by the left, Obama's brain, Rahm Emanuel is already knee-deep in quicksand. The claim by the November 4th victor was that none of his people discussed with disgraced governor Rod Blagojevich the prospects to fill Obama's vacated U.S.senate seat. Well, believe it or not, we have been lied to once again by a politician. Will wonders never cease?

In a post by Little Green Footballs today, it has been disclosed that Emanuel, Obama's chief of staff come January 20th, did talk to Blagojevich and his own now former chief of staff, John Harris about who should fill that seat in the senate. A link on LGF leads the reader to this article, which is excerpted below:

Obama said Thursday he had never spoken to Blagojevich about the Senate vacancy and was "confident that no representatives" of his had engaged in any deal making over the seat with the governor or his team. He also pledged Thursday that in the "next few days" he would explain what contacts his staff may have had with the governor's office about the Senate vacancy.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that there is no suggestion of wrongdoing by Emanuel, but the fact still remains that either team Obama lied about contact with Blagojevich, or Obama has already lost the reins on his own not-yet-administering administration. Neither prospect instills confidence in me, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that assessment. What I find troubling is the notion that most of the electorate won't even notice this disturbing trend or, worse yet, won't care.

What should be viewed as an outrageous scandal will be swept under the proverbial rug by a complicit media all too eager to usher in the first Black President, dressed in pristine garb and ready to take America in that "new direction" that was promised during the campaign. No one but the alert will notice that the new administration is capsizing in its own wake while in full reverse.

Media giants such as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have predefined what constitutes a scandal. Even Gen-X'ers will issue gusts of air at the mere mention of Watergate even as they are incapable of recalling the event. They have been taught that it was bad.

How they view this current event will, no doubt, be shaped in much the same manner. Giddiness will supplant fact, and the very media who should be providing fact will more likely provide cover and candy-coating. How the media deals with the next four years of this new administration should prove entertaining, so long as we are afforded the luxury of being entertained.

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