When asked during the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination about how money he had raised during his various campaigns from convicted felon Tony Rezko, Barack Obama “waffled and wafted” before guessing $10,000 or $15,000. Â The actual figure was $250,000.
Guess Obama fears coming clean about his ties to this slumlord. Â He even toured his current home with Rezko while the latter was under investigation.Â
With a media that follows every detail of “Tasergate,” latching on to any comment by Obama-supporting Alaska State Senator Hollis French as if he’s the voice of impartiality in this investigation, you’d think they’d report on the trial of Obama’s long-time associate and financial backer.
Well, today, Rezko is back in court “to face charges of mortgage fraud.” And the only reference I could find on the web to his court appearance was a brief blurb on the local ABC affiliate’s web-page.
I’d be willing to bet good money that if a McCain fundraiser was in a similar situation, it would be all over the news, with talking heads speculating about its impact on the campaign.