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."

Uh-huh:

...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!
http://www.delawaretalkradio.com/delawarepolitics/my-message-to-karl-rove/

Now it's your turn, Hube!

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