Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chicago Style

Lots I've wanted to blog about lately but time and pain keep getting in the way.

This warrants mention though- a link between Obama, Rezko and - wait for it- Biden.

Biden has described himself as a 30-year friend of a key figure in the Rezko trial who’s pleaded guilty to a federal extortion charge in Chicago and is awaiting sentencing.

When the Delaware senator began contemplating his own 2008 presidential run, he initially was helped by Chicago lawyer Joseph Cari Jr., who also served as Biden’s Midwest field director in his failed 1988 bid for president.

In 2005, Cari admitted to taking part in an $850,000 kickback scheme that prosecutors say was part of a larger political fund-raising operation for Gov. Blagojevich overseen by Rezko, who was convicted in June of wide-ranging corruption involving state deals.

Thoroughly old-school Chicago politics now spread wide on the national stage. And the hope-and-changers still seem to think they're voting for a new breed of politician?

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