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: March 15, 2008, 10:40:46 PM

This story broke, too on Friday afternoon amidst all the Rev. Wright scandal:

"Barack Obama on Friday acknowledged that he had substantially underrepresented the cash raised for his earlier campaigns by indicted businessman Antoin “Tony” Rezko"...

"Obama's acknowledgment that Rezko raised as much as $250,000 for earlier campaigns, initially made in an interview with The Chicago Tribune and confirmed later to Politico, came after a year-and-a-half-long trickle of admissions about Rezko’s fundraising role and more than a month after Obama’s aides contended that they had identified and jettisoned all Rezko-linked cash. It also came as Rezko’s trial on corruption charges, underway in Chicago, brought increased scrutiny of Obama’s ties to the real estate developer, fast-food magnate and political insider."

..."Obama extended well beyond the confines of the initial list and overlapped with contributions prosecutors plan to highlight in Rezko’s trial in federal court in Chicago.

The review turned up donations previously unnoted by media and Obama’s campaign. And it found a pattern in which, on at least seven occasions, groups of five or more Rezko associates and workers would on the same day write big, often matching checks to Obama’s campaigns, starting with his failed 2000 congressional race.

Obama, the junior senator from Illinois who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, hasn’t been accused of any wrongdoing and is only a bit player in the Rezko corruption trial. But it’s likely to yield new information about Rezko’s fundraising for Obama, and Obama’s Friday evening disclosure seems designed to minimize the trial’s impact on his fierce battle for the nomination with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.)."

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=AFAA3E48-3048-5C12-0056D391F25AAE4D


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The best analogy I can think of for Obama is he's like the Wizard of Oz...pull back the curtain and you'll see a coward that uses smoke, mirrors, and has a microphone.




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#1 : March 15, 2008, 10:59:14 PM

Obama is the perfect example of an empty suit. Talks about change but has nothing to show for it, and has many shaddy people around him


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#2 : March 16, 2008, 12:02:09 AM

He's part of the same cartel that we've had in the Oval Office for a long time.

Only way to change this is to elect a true independent (hard to tell nowadays) or have a multi-million man
sit-in in DC and refuse to leave until we get what we want.
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