December 09, 2008

"That's not the governor of Illinois I knew"

President-Elect Obama regarding embattled IL Governor Blagojevich:

"I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening."


...on November 23, 2008, his (Obama's) senior adviser David Axelrod appeared on Fox News Chicago and said something quite different.

While insisting that the President-elect had not expressed a favorite to replace him, and his inclination was to avoid being a "kingmaker," Axelrod said, "I know he's talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them."

Check out the Blagojevich round-up here.

UPDATE: A round-up of MSM "name that party" hilarity regarding Blagojevich.

Posted by Hube at December 9, 2008 06:33 PM | TrackBack

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Is it possible that David Axelrod did actually misspeak?

Posted by: Perry at December 10, 2008 08:36 AM

Yes, maybe...But he was very careful not to answer other questions throughout the entire interview.

Posted by: h. at December 10, 2008 02:28 PM

I'm sure Perry would be wondering this if we replaced "Rove" for "Axelrod."

Posted by: Hube at December 10, 2008 06:43 PM

Axelrod is no Rove, not even close!

Speaking of Rove, it looks like someone from your side just threw Rove under the bus!

Now it's your turn, Hube!

Posted by: Perry at December 11, 2008 04:20 PM