And you thought the worst news of the day for Obama was going to be the news out of the Tony Rezko trial:
Rezko’s bleak financial picture raises the question of how the Rezkos were able to buy a vacant lot adjoining the home of Sen. Barack Obama in 2005, at a time Rezko says he was already in deep debt.
Rezko also reveals in the testimony, before Judge Amy St. Eve on Jan. 16, 2007, that he already knew he was under federal investigation at the time of the land purchase and had hired a criminal defense attorney to deal with the “feds.”
Obama says he sought Rezko’s help because the house he wanted to buy in Chicago’s Hyde Park came with an adjoining lot the seller wanted to sell at the same time.
Unable to afford it himself, Obama says Mrs. Rezko bought it for $625,000, and then later sold a strip of the lot back to Obama so he would have a larger yard. Obama says he paid Mrs. Rezko a fair market price.
According to the court transcript, Mrs. Rezko makes $37,500 a year.
No, I think that on a day some punk, high on 1960s nostalgia, tried to blow up military recruiters in Times Square… another act of terrorism, aiming to kill, in New York City… it’s going to be Obama’s ties to another man who tried to blow up sites like the Pentagon, and the U.S. Capitol, and military sites in the 1960s.
If Barack Obama’s interaction with William Ayers had been, “I think he’s a terrorist who ought to be behind bars, and I told the SOB that to his face,” we would have heard it by now.
Hillary backer Taylor Marsh has been trying to warn her party: “Considering Ayers’ past domestic terrorist resume, as well as his involvement with Obama, John McCain’s fighter pilot, held captive and tortured biography is made for this fight.”
UPDATE: Bob Owens is doing a pretty good impersonation of a CSI: New York cast member, figuring out what he can from photos of the bomb site.