... and now I'm bored.
There are a lot of things wrong with this idle, yet obsessive speculation on whether or not President-Elect Barack Obama or his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel hob-nobbed with the Rod, but almost all those things are conversation enders and without the conversation what would anyone have to talk about? We'd be looking at a Christmas holiday of nothing but Obama "shirtless" coverage. Dullsville. Much more fun to pretend like the scandal surrounding Gov. "Hot" Rod Blagojevich has given the Obama transition team the clap.
1) Rahm hates Blago.
2) Obama hates Blago.
3) Blago hates Obama and Rahm and allegedly complained about it quite verbally.
4) Everyone in the entire state of Illinois knew Hot Rod was under investigation by the Feds as the man has been under some form of investigation for more than two years.
5) And because Blago was under investigation no politician, regardless of party, wanted shit to do with him, including Obama who, mind you, was the Democratic nominee for president and didn't invite the governor of his state to speak at the convention, on the stump, as a surrogate or at the park after he won.
Gee. It's almost like Obama wanted NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MAN!
But, please, ignore all the empirical evidence of folks running away from Hot Rod as fast as they can. Heavens to Betsy, what would we talk about if we listened to the obvious? I suppose Blago could have just been complaining about Obama's team for poops n' giggles. Not because they wouldn't give him what he wanted or that they wouldn't play ball. Nope. Everyone sounds like good, good buddies here. Didn't the Obamas invite Hot Rod to Hawaii for fruitcake and body surfing?
Wait? He didn't?