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01:50 pm: In which i'm a cynical bastard

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From:insidian
Date:December 9th, 2008 - 10:34 pm
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Cynical? Not at all. I would call that a fair and logical assessment of events. The dirt's been there the whole time, it's just been a question of when to make the mud pies.

Obama comes off clean AND probably gets to see Candidate #1, whoever that is, in the Senate (I put it at 50/50, because Blago may try to appoint C1, who would then be "tainted" by association and possibly forced to decline). Bonus for the state of IL, Blago goes away, maybe CTA gets some damn funding. I'm not seeing the downside, but maybe I'm an optimist.
From:phaedrusdeinus
Date:December 9th, 2008 - 10:45 pm
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Perhaps i can no longer tell when i'm being cynical. Or perhaps you're cynical, too.
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From:rollick
Date:December 10th, 2008 - 01:12 am
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Oooh! Oooh! I'm cynical, and I think you're likely right. Do I get extra cynicism points for believing that the federal prosecutors who were working on Blago were also getting pressure to get this all going before the holidays and the inauguration because Obama doesn't want Blago hanging over his head as president, either in terms of the Chicago association that already has some people claiming Obama's presidency may be tainted, or in the sense of having a Governor breathing down his neck and demanding hometown favors?
From:phaedrusdeinus
Date:December 10th, 2008 - 02:03 am
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Only if i get extra cynicism points for suggesting that Barack and Rahm had the goods before the election and held off until afterwards to avoid the impact on Obama's campaign.
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