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Obama Blagojevich report out Monday or Tuesday

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WASHINGTON--President-elect Barack Obama's internal report on staff communications with Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be released by Tuesday, a spokesman said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and "This Week" Host George Stephanopoulos said in his blog and on his show that he's been tipped that the report will show Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), Obama's incoming chief of staff had one conversation with Blagojevich and four conversations with his now former chief of staff John Harris.

Writes Stephanopoulos: The pros and cons of various candidates were reviewed, and the sources say that Emanuel repeatedly reminded Harris that Blagojevich should focus on the message the pick would send about the governor and his administration.

FOOTNOTE: Emanuel and Stephanopoulos worked together in the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign and served in the Clinton White House together.

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DON'T GET UPSET GOP AND FOX NEWS AND HANNITY AND
ANYONE WHO WAS LOOKING FOR SOME DIRT, NO DIRT,
DON'T CRY, GET A LIFE!

right no dirt and this is not the usa

Oh, Phil. I voted for Obama. I worked for Obama. I gave money for Obama.
But, I have my blinders' off.
I remember when we started the efforts in the 1970s to have publicly funded elections.
Without them, we get what we had all last year--a giant fight among the frats and sororities for the Ivy Leaguers.
Obama and Da Mare and Da Kennedies hide their payoffs. blago didn't. doesn't mean he's guilty of anything. He hasn't had a trial.

Somewhere there is a new Woodward/Bernstein in the making...Lynn, is it you?

WHEN THE FEDS HAVE YOU ON TAPE, YOU ARE TOAST,
THERE WON'T BE A TRIAL, RIGHT NOW THE GUY IS
GETTING BAD ADVICE, BUT WHEN THE FEDS SPELL THE
ENTIRE SCENARIO OUT FOR HIM, HE WILL TAKE A PLEA,
THE GOV HAS RUN OUT OF OPTIONS, AND I GUESS YOU
BELIEVE IN THE EASTER BUNNY, THE FEDS HAVE A 98
PERCENT CONVICTION RATE!
JUST ASK THE OTHER GUYS WHO HAVE GONE INSIDE, THEY
WILL TELL YOU, AND GOVERNOR WALKER WILL TELL YOU
HOW HE WAS IN HIS ON WORDS MISTREATED INSIDE THE
BIG HOUSE!
PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA HAS NEVER TAKEN A PAY-OFF
AND FOR YOU TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT WAS
A REAL CHEAP SHOT!
GO WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT WITH SOAP, AND DON'T GO
TO THE INAGURATION!

Payoffs are crude. But the way they fund themselves, Phil, you KNOW it's not right. Obama's a breath of fresh air, but let's not believe in Santa, huh?
Let's push ALL our politicians to clean things up.

Phil, I can't go to the inauguration. I work for a living. I don't get sweetheart deals from my hubbie the Senator and I don't get sweetheart deals from ANYONE. And I don't have a trust fund based upon the fortune earned by a family that made their money bootlegging rum, or keeping the nation addicted to oil.
I don't need to wash my mouth out with anything.
So, I'm GLAD our guys got enough sweetheart deals to become oligarchy level rich to beat the CROOKS WHO STOLE TWO ELECTIONS. So WHAT? How do we clean this up quickly?
We're on the same team, Phil.

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