Rahm Emanuel may have tipped off federal investigators about Blagojevich.
The Right side of the blogosphere is in full-mode orgasm following the news of the arrest this morning of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich who is charged with attempting “to sell the U.S. Senate seat” that President-elect Barack Obama recently vacated.
The US Attorney in the case is none other than Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the man the Right called a slimeball, a “traitor”, “un-American”, and the usual dehumanizing labels they usually reserve for those people who dare to go after Republicans. His last “sin” was to prosecute Scooter Libby for purposely stonewalling and obstructing a federal investigation — a charge Libby was found guilty of, but immediately had his sentence commuted by his boss, Preznit Bush.
Now it seems that Fitz is suddenly the great white hope of the Republican Party. They have not only convicted Blagojevich and have him in prison taking it up the rear already, they see hope that he will be the one who will bring down Barack Obama in a deal to save his own skin.
The governor and Obama are not close, in fact, the affidavit states that Blagojevich called Obama a “motherfucker” for wanting him to appoint an official that the governor either did not like or wouldn’t receive money from.
There is also reports that Rahm Emanuel may have tipped off federal investigators that Blagojevich was engaging in corrupt acts. Jack Conaty, a Chicago reporter for the local Fox affiliate, said on-air that Rahm Emanuel might have been responsible for causing federal investigators to act quickly to apprehend Blagojevich this morning:
CONATY: We did receive a tip this morning that perhaps all of this came together so quickly because the Governor may have reached out to Rahm Emanuel, the president-elects chief of staff, in attempting to leverage filling the Senate seat. And it may have been Rahm Emanuel who tipped the scale and made this move as quickly as it did.
Oh well, it won’t stop the people on the right that seem to have contracted that dreaded Obama Derangment Syndrome disease they used to accuse the Left of having against President Hoover Bush.
Oh well, they have to occupy themselves somehow for the next eight years…