Wednesday, December 10, 2008

USNews.com: Political Bulletin: Wednesday, December 10, 2008


USNews.com: Political Bulletin: Wednesday, December 10, 2008: "The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, AP and AFP, among other news outlets, note Obama is not being accused of involvement in the alleged corruption. Nonetheless, says the Financial Times, 'the case could prove embarrassing' for the President-elect, 'who, like Mr Blagojevich has received fundraising help in the past from Tony Rezko, a Chicago businessman convicted of corruption' who is part of the broader investigation into Blagojevich's dealings. The Wall Street Journal also reports the Blagojevich indictment 'cast an embarrassing glare on the world of Chicago politics he shares with...Obama, even though the two Democrats aren't close and there is no suggestion Mr. Obama did anything inappropriate.' The Journal adds 'the case will keep the public spotlight on some episodes Mr. Obama thought he had put behind him, including his ties to...Rezko.'" Read more.