The Barack Obama staff is supposed to come out today with its version of who talked to whom in the ObamaSeat controversy. Word is that Rahm Emannuel’s multiple contacts with Rod Blagojevich and his staff will be downplayed.
Let’s review the gist of the case against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Essentially, everyone is up in arms because Blagojevch was willing to take money (in the form of campaign contributions) in return for something of value (a Senate seat). It seems pretty universal, even among his fellow Democrats, that Blagojevich was out of line, and perhaps crossed into criminal behavior.
The Source then is curious how that is different from a similar scenario a few months earlier. Then, Senator Hillary Clinton was willing to take money (in the form of campaign contributions to pay her debt) for something of value (her public support of Barack Obama.) Why are Democrats not up in arms about that behavior? What discussions were there between Obama and Clinton? Who on their staffs were involved? Even more importantly, were similar discussions made between the two in relation to Clinton’s appointment as Secretary of State?
We should be just as outraged over the Clinton/Obama exchanges as we are over the Blagojevich/Obama scandal. Obama, and his staff, are already at least knee-deep in the Illinois scandals and know it. They should start discussing the Clinton scandal sooner rather than later.