This weeks quote of the week had to be about the Governer of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, and his pay to play scandal.
We have had, to put it mildly, mixed messages on whether any of the staff of Barack Obama's transition team have been in contact witht the Governor over the sale of Obama's Senate seat.
Obama has announced in the past week that they are doing an internal investigation to see if any of his staff had improper contact. Fortunately for him, they already know that results of the investigation. Read story here.
"What I want to do is to gather all the facts about any staff contacts that may have taken place between the transition office and the governor's office," Obama said. "And we'll have those in the next few days, and we'll present them. But what I'm absolutely certain about is that our office had no involvement in any dealmaking around my Senate seat. That I'm absolutely certain of."
I defer to the comments of the article, they said it best.
Another question that Obama's staff didn't answer is how he knows that his office had no involvement if he had yet to gather all the facts about conversations they had with Blagojevich's office.
For conducting a thorough investigation, I give Barack Obama the Ostrich
Update: I wrote this post ahead of time because I was going to be gone Saturday. Since then we have had a new development. According to this article Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, has had more than one contact with the Governor's office about the appointment. The feds have him on tape, I can't wait for the clarification from the Obama team on this one.