March 15, 2008

CAN'T EVEN CONVINCE THE ONES WHO WANT TO BELIEVE:

Obama opens up on Rezko, and it's almost believable (John Kass, March 16, 2008, Chicago Tribune)

I wanted to believe Obama, and almost did.

Afterward, we joked about smoking cigarettes together after the election—and promised not to tell our wives, since we've both quit.

If he is elected, he can smoke whenever, like a grown-up, even in the Oval Office, and I'd even lie to Congress about his smoking, just as long as President Obama keeps his mouth shut about me.

Later, when the people from other floors weren't hanging in the halls like Bono groupies at a U2 concert, I was left alone with a problem: Obama asks us to believe he can swim in the sewers of Illinois politics without catching a cold. He tells us that Rezko helped him scope out his dream house, yet Obama never thought he'd get a call from Tony saying his back was itchy.

"No," Obama said. "Because I had known him for a long time, and so I would have assumed I would have seen a pattern [of Rezko asking for favors] over the course of 15 years."

I'm too old to believe in fairy tales.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 15, 2008 4:39 PM
Comments

Obama? Hope you don't oversleep! If you do you may wake up with a style of gov only the Nation of Islam could dream up. I don't understand why so many have the blinder on. wake up!

Posted by: David helforad at March 15, 2008 6:20 PM

Obama? Hope you don't oversleep! If you do you may wake up with a style of gov only the Nation of Islam could dream up. I don't understand why so many have the blinders on. wake up!

Posted by: David helforad at March 15, 2008 6:21 PM

Since your blog turned me on to the House of Cards movies, I have to point out this bit from the article:

> Will this announcement on Fitzgerald harm your relationships with Chicago politicians?

> "I can't speculate on that," he said. "You can."

Posted by: Guy T. at March 16, 2008 6:57 AM
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