Today’s Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? Award goes to the Washington Post for this piece of tripe:
Obama Worked to Distance Self From Blagojevich Early On
Long before federal prosecutors charged Blagojevich with bribery this week, Obama had worked to distance himself from his home-state governor. The two men have not talked for more than a year, colleagues said, save for a requisite handshake at a funeral or public event. Blagojevich rarely campaigned for Obama and never stumped with him. The governor arrived late at the Democratic convention and skipped Obama’s victory-night celebration at Chicago’s Grant Park.
Even though they often occupied the same political space — two young lawyers in Chicago, two power brokers in Springfield, two ambitious men who coveted the presidency — Obama and Blagojevich never warmed to each other, Illinois politicians said. They sometimes used each other to propel their own careers but privately acted like rivals. Blagojevich considered Obama naive and pretentious and dismissed his success as “good luck.” Obama disparaged Blagojevich for what he viewed as his combativeness, his disorganization and his habit of arriving at official events half an hour late.
ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME? The media is trying to spin that they were rivals and cool toward each other, and that they really did not have much contact?
What about David Axelrod (who misspoke?) on November 23rd saying that The One has had conversations with the governor during an interview with a Fox affiliate? YouTube has yanked that video but you have to give a hand to M1Media for finding the tidbits and saving them. This is The One’s SENIOR ADVISOR speaking; not some drive-by statement flinging aide.
Everybody needs to keep their eyes open and watch for more articles like this one telling the American public that The One was never really that close to the scandal because we all know he cannot say “Rod is not the man I knew” on this one.
Update: Y’all might find this interesting – from the Real Barack Obama:
UPDATE: 12/13/08: So Fox had YouTube yank the above video. Not to worry monster readers, I have this vid on my hard drive and as soon as I figure out how to get it here – You will be seeing it again and will be able to vodpod or realplayer it.