The Corner

Obama Has Absolutely Not Spoken With Blagojevich … Except When They Were Speaking

Nice catch last night by John Hinderaker at Powerline (all emphasis in original):

Today, Obama answered just one question, in his trademark stammer. He managed to get out these words: “I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.”

But, as Jake Tapper points out, Obama’s claim to have kept aloof from the Senate selection process was contradicted two weeks ago by his spokesman David Axelrod, who said:

I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.

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