3 weeks ago
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The Washington Independent » Obama: No Contact With Blagojevich
The Washington Independent » Obama: No Contact With Blagojevich: "While seated at a table with the past and future vice presidents, Obama gave a statement to reporters about the meeting. As the press were being herded out of the room, a reporter called out a question asking if Obama was aware of Blagojevich’s efforts to “sell” Obama’s recently-vacated Senate seat, which Obama agreed to answer.
“I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not — I was not aware of what was happening, and as I said it is a sad day for Illinois. Beyond that I don’t think it’s appropriate to comment.”"
This directly contradicts what Obama's campaign manager, David Axelrod, said on November 23, 2008:
Beginning at 1:21 min David said:
"I know he's talked to the Governor and there are a whole range of names...."