With all of the shrill insanity around Barack Obama's nodding acquaintanceship with Bill Ayers, it comes as no surprise that the Blagojevich scandal, someone the president elect really knew, will be played for all it's not worth.
This of course has become a new chew toy for our boy Charlie Sykes, so expect him to give it a good shake multiple times a day.
Typical in his rip and read style (so many innuendos, so little time) is something he regurges from the Washington Post for his radio sheep.
The U.S. attorney's complaint states that Blagojevich mused aloud with his advisers about the possibility that he could seek a high-paying job with Change to Win, the coalition of seven unions -- dominated by SEIU -- that broke away from the AFL-CIO in 2005. Blagojevich and his chief of staff wondered aloud about a "three-way deal" in which he would appoint Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett, a Chicago businesswoman believed to be the woman identified in the complaint as "Candidate 1," to Obama's Senate seat; Blagojevich in return would become Change to Win's executive director; and Obama would reward Change to Win with pro-labor policies.Everyone together now -- SO WHAT!
Just because the Illinois governor mused about a friend of the president elect, does that mean they both have to be guilty of something? Then again there was the Carter "lust in his heart" lust.
For an authoritarian like Chuck this takes thought crimes to a new level. Now all you have to do is have an individual under indictment think about someone and that person instantly becomes convicted...of something!
Maybe Charlie has seen Minority Report one too many times?