Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Byron York On Blagojevich And Obama

I'm happy to see the progress that right-wingers have made since the Clinton era. To wit, Byron York's article on how the Blagojevich scandal could be trouble for Obama:
We don’t know the extent of the investigation into Blagojevich’s allegedly corrupt dealings. Have witnesses been brought before a grand jury? We don’t know. If so, who are they? We don’t know. What witnesses have been interviewed by FBI agents working for Fitzgerald? We don’t know. Do Fitzgerald and his investigators have any doubts about the truthfulness of those who have talked? We don’t know.

But we do know that something big is going on.
Back in the old days when people in the conservative movement didn't have any evidence that a Democratic President had done anything wrong, they'd accuse the First Lady of murder. These days, they come out and acknowledge that they don't have any evidence around which to base their articles. Maybe if I eat healthy foods and exercise regularly, I'll live long enough to see them make a useful contribution to the public discourse.

4 comments:

Jamelle said...

Don't hold your breath; if I remember correctly, there was an Obama "death list" circulating during the primaries...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but it wasn't on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. The Vince Foster lunacy was.

matt w said...

Oops, forgot my name. That does give me the chance to quote my favorite bit about the Obama Death List:

KEYSHAWN “SPOON” CALWORTH - Was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose May 18, 1997. Was reported to have ties to Rev. Jeremiah Wright. [NB: Calworth appears to be nonexistent--MW]

"If these people were consistent about the ONGO-BONGO SHAME horseshit - or at least had the capacity for higher reasoning God gave to the macacque - they might perhaps have realized that someone people call ‘Spoon’ dying of a heroin overdose isn’t exactly a Usual Suspects-level twist."

Neil Sinhababu said...

matt, that really is a good line.