Obama says Tony Rezko never asked him for a favor and he still considers Rezko a friend even as his trial is underway.
Is Tony Rezko still a friend? Presidential hopeful Barack Obama told the Sun-Times Friday that indeed he is:
"with the caveat if it turns out the allegations are true, then he's not who I thought he was, and I'd be very disappointed with that.''
Obama went on to talk about their relationship, saying Rezko never asked him for a favor in 17 years.
"Probably because I'd known him for a long time, and he'd acted in an aboveboard manner with me," Obama told the Sun-Times. "And I considered him a friend. ... It's further evidence that I'm not perfect.''
Rezko's lawyers have said they had no intention of calling Obama as a witness.
Might they reconsider? This all sounds like pretty good defense testimony.