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Obama voted absentee in Illinois election today, Gibbs said

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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama voted absentee today--for Democrats Alexi Giannoulias for senator and Pat Quinn for governor. Gibbs did not say what Obama did on the Cook County judicial retention ballot. First Lady Michelle Obama voted in person on Oct. 14 at a City of Chicago early voting station on the South Side.

below, exchange from the briefing.....

Q Can you tell us what the President's plans are for voting?

MR. GIBBS: He just voted absentee in the West Wing.

Q Who did he vote for?

MR. GIBBS: I did not ask. I assume that's a private decision.

Q Because we know now he's not necessarily a straight Democratic ticket guy, right? (Laughter.)

MR. GIBBS: I don't know whether he voted independent or not. No, I can assure you, I know who he voted for governor and Senate in Illinois -- the two Democratic candidates who I believe will win.

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After using Tony Rezko's (and Mrs. Rezko)neighborly assistance to sidestep the loan qualifications for the purchase of their homestead mansion and sideyard, you didn't actually think for a second that the Obama's were going to leave the property assessment to chance by some "independent" like Claypool did you?

Of course not! Let Mr. Gibbs clever ommission be your guide to better understanding that the President wishes to entrust his future property tax real estate assessment to Joe Berrios, the Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.

A nudge is as good as a wink to a blind bat, nd even a blind bat can now see that the President has covertly endorsed Mr. Berrios for Cook county Assessor through his actions at the ballot box.

Just one more indication of how tone deaf the President has become to Illinois voters who are tired of getting beaten by an inside straight.

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