Friday, December 12, 2008

Rendell Criticizes Obama Over Blagojevich

In an interview that aired on MSNBC's Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough, Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Ed Rendell criticized President-elect Obama's handling of the Blagojevich Affair.

Rendell, who was a supporter of Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries, said, "They have never been in an executive position before. The rule of thumb is whatever you did, say it and get it over with and make it a one day story as opposed to a three day story. Politicians are always misjudging the intelligence of the American people." (

The problem the incoming Obama Administration has with "say it and get it over with" is that they can't keep their story straight on whether Obama said anything. Obama says he didn't say anything but David Axelrod said he did. Then Axelrod said he misspoke and that Obama didn't say anything after all. Stuff like that doesn't go away in a day.

Rendell's analogy is apt but this is more than a three day story. When the President-elect's vacated Senate seat is offered for bid by the sitting Governor who is subsequently arrested and indicted for fraud and bribery it is a story that could hang over Obama for three years never mind three days.

So much for change.

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