Thursday, June 05, 2008

Obama - just a bad judge of character??

Yesterday, Obama issued this statement: “I’m saddened by today’s verdict. This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew, but now he has been convicted by a jury on multiple charges that once again shine a spotlight on the need for reform. I encourage the General Assembly to take whatever steps are necessary to prevent these kinds of abuses in the future.”

So...although, he's had a relationship with Tony Rezko for over 20 years (sound familiar?) he had NO IDEA, this man would do something so "criminal"...cause all Obama ever saw was a man of upstanding character and integrity...uh...YEA!!!

Funny thing is Obama also has known rev Wright for 20 years...Fr. Pfleger for 20 years...and of course, who could forget his best buddies the "underground weatherman", Bernardine Dorn and Bill Ayers? Then there is Rob Malley who has ties to Hamas...sigh...and we are supposed to just believe that Obama didn't really "know" these individuals? Obama somehow has just made a "few" mistakes in judgment of character of these people? Sorry...but if he can't properly choose his own "friends and advisors"...why would I want to put him in charge of the entire free world???

Of course, we have been told that "we" are not to question his relations with these individuals...that in fact, they do not matter...and that Obama won't be "dangerous" for America...oh no...he's the new "savior" of us all...sigh....pathetic!

Ya'll remember though when Jack Abramoff plead guilty to 3 counts of corruption every Republican that ever had any sort of connection, even if it was a brieft encounter, with Abramoff was dragged through the mud and thoroughly investigated...the MSM ran this story as their headlining story for weeks and weeks.

Typically though...this little revelation about Rezko and his GUILT on 16 counts has been conveniently buried by the MSM and of course, Obama's 20 year relationship is not significantly noted...sigh...

Barack Obama ally Tony Rezko convicted of fraud, attempted bribery and money laundering

By Tom Leonard in New York
Last Updated: 1:39AM BST 05/06/2008

Barack Obama faces new political embarrassment after an old friend and former fundraiser was found guilty yesterday of corruption.

The conviction in Chicago of Antoin "Tony" Rezko on fraud, attempted bribery and money laundering charges prompted Republicans to raise concerns about Mr Obama's fitness for office.

Rezko, 52, a Chicago property developer and former fundraiser for several politicians including Mr Obama, was found guilty on 16 of 24 counts.

He had been accused of extorting millions of dollars in bribes and campaign donations in exchange for influencing the award of state contracts. He is due to be sentenced in early September, two months before the presidential election, but his lawyers said yesterday they were likely to appeal.

Although Mr Obama has severed his connections with Rezko and the trial barely touched on their relationship, the case has dogged the senator's political campaign.
The Republican party's national committee said in a statement: "This is further proof that Obama's high-flying rhetoric is just that.... today's verdict and Obama's friendship with Rezko raise serious questions about whether he has the judgment to serve as president."

The Syrian-born developer and restaurant entrepreneur had a close friendship with Mr Obama and the trial heard how the latter received campaign donations generated by Rezko for his US senate bid in 2004.

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