How high must the stench of corruption go before some enterprising journalist (what used to be called a “reporter,” whose job it was to look for “facts”) decides he can make his career by just doing his damn job? Remember the Blagojevich scandal regarding the Senate seat formerly held by Obama? Remember the allegations (pooh-poohed by the Left) that Obama involved himself improperly by suggesting to Governor Blago that he appoint an Obama toady to the vacated seat? Remember how we were told by the MSM that there was no evidence that Obama had anything to do with it? Er, not quite.
John Wyma, a lobbyist and Blago’s former chief of staff, passed to John Harris (Blago’s last chief of staff) the following message: “the President-elect would be thankful and appreciative if the governor would appoint Valerie Jarrett to the Senate seat.”
Problem was, Wyma was a Federal informant. Oops. Blago was later caught on a wire-tapped call saying: “We know he wants her, they’re not willing to give me anything, just appreciation, f— them.”
Does this meet the legal standard required to establish criminal conduct? I don’t know. I’m not a criminal lawyer. (I have a real job as a productive member of society, being an oil-speculating, pollution-belching, obscene-profit-acquiring capitalist.) But there’s at least a story here. If anyone in the media was paying attention. Which they’re not.
Of course, it’s not really news, because it comes from the fevered writings of some right-wing-nutjob conservative blogger. Oh wait, it doesn’t. It comes from the Chicago Sun-Times. Noted conservative newspaper and all.