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  •  Whitewater? (0+ / 0-)

    What are you talking about?

    In the case of Whitewater, the president's people directed the break-ins. The president in your analogy would be Blagojevich.

    What a load...

    •  Uh, bob. . . (11+ / 0-)

      Do you perhaps have Whitewater and Watergate mixed up?

      No break-ins during Whitewater.  It started as newspaper articles that no one took as a serious threat before Clinton took office, and snowballed from there.

      And it was a more or less complete fabrication, not withstanding that the Clintons had had contact with some people who turned out to, separately, be sleazy.

      John McCain, you are _not_ my friend.

      by LarryInNYC on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 09:52:10 AM PST

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      •  Whoops! (3+ / 0-)
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        Still, Whitewater involved a transaction in which the Clintons were directly involved.

        •  Sort of. (1+ / 0-)
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          It would have involved a transaction in which the Clintons were directly involved if there had been anything to it.  Since there wasn't, it's the equivalent of saying that "Puppygate" involves the Obama's selection of a puppy for the kids -- it does, but there isn't any Puppygate.

          Furthermore, it's not clear to what extent the Blagojevich thing touches on Obama or his campaign.  Certainly many people here have theorized that Emanuel was somehow involved in bringing Blago down.  Or that Jarrett withdrew because the transition knew about the investigation.  Or that Axelrod had expressed a candidate preference to Blago.

          None of those things are known to be true at this point.  But any of them could be true and, while they're all completely innocent facts, they would still "touch" on the Obama Administration in some way.

          John McCain, you are _not_ my friend.

          by LarryInNYC on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 10:07:44 AM PST

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          •  That's why Blago called Obama a "motherfucker" (2+ / 0-)
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            ... on tape. No quid pro quo.

            I don't see the connection.

            •  I am absolutely. . . (0+ / 0-)

              not arguing that there's any quid pro quo.  Only that it would be naive not to expect at least some of the media to try to create the appearance of a scandal (or rather, Obama's involvement in what is pretty clearly already a scandal).

              John McCain, you are _not_ my friend.

              by LarryInNYC on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 10:39:50 AM PST

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