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Axelrod said--counter to Blagojevich--Obama never wanted Valerie Jarrett in the Senate

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS.--Contrary to comments made by Gov. Blagojevich--according to federal wiretaps--about President elect Barack Obama wanting confidant Valerie Jarrett to replace him in the Senate, David Axelrod said Thursday that Obama's "preference was always she serve in the White House." Jarrett was tapped to be a senior advisor. Axelrod spoke at a forum at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

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You can't help but wonder if Obama & Crooks..really believe that we the citizens actually take their spoon fed lies as truth. How stupid do they think Americans are?

Guessing these new statements are for the Obama bias media to peddle.

I'm not convinced that Raham Emmanuel did not have contact with Gov Blagojevich. Based on the transcripts, it is possible that Emmanuel had a conversation with the governor. I hope this isnt the case, however if it is lets remove any negative people from Obamas camp to allow him to make the necessary changes.

Blago and Ryan's sins are small potatoes compared to Cheney and Bush.

Yeah right. Why wont Rahmbo answer any questions? Wanna bet the transition team got tipped by Justice when Rahmbo first showed up on the tap logs? Wanna bet that Rahm said that he couldnt offer anything but appreciation and good ole Val Gal lost interest and was suddenly appointed a "senior advisor" AFTER THEY WERE TIPPED OFF? Before then the criminal complaint states that Rahm was interested in a three way deal between blago, obama and the union. What happened? The leak happened that's what. And now it looks like Fitz gets to keep his USA job in the new administration. Looks like he got a first rate education in Chicago politics.

Why bother publishing anything Axelrod says? He has "misspoken" on important issues before and simply can not be taken for his word.

Is it possible she was seeking the Senate seat without Obama knowing about it?

Ha, this coming from a guy who already admitted he didn't know what he was talking about when he said Obama had met with Blagojevich to discuss his replacement in the senate. Why believe anything he has to say?

SHE WANTED IT SO BAD, SHE TURNED IT DOWN, SHE
WANTED IT SO BAD, SHE IS GOING TO WASHINGTON TO
BE ON PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA'S STAFF!
AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE GOV IS THE ONE WHO
PUT THE I IN TEAM, AND AS WE ALL KNOW THERE IS NO
I!
HE HAS SUNK LIKE A RUSTY SHIP WITH NO BOTTOM!
RESIGN, PLEAD INSANITY AND SAVE YOURSELF FROM
FURTHER DISGRACE!
AT THIS RATE THE CIRCUS WANT COME BACK HERE NEXT
YEAR, FORGET THE OLYMPICS AND THAT PARDON FOR
RYAN IS DEAD, LIKE THE PEOPLE AT BURR OAK!

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