While it doesn’t exonerate Barack Obama or his staff (only the federal prosecutor can do that) the report issued by the Obama office about contacts between his staff and Governor Blagojevich about his successor reveal nothing wrong. Other than what seem like routine telephone calls which were quite limited. In fact it seems as if the Obama staff, focused on the transition, took little interest in the efforts to replace him in the Senate.
The right wing conspiracy theorists hoping for Fitzmas must be quite disappointed. The arrest documents released by Patrick Fitzgerald’s office when Blago was nabbed seemed quite clear that nothing wrong had taken place based on the corrupt Governor’s reaction. I’m not quite sure why this escapade had them so excited that they could destroy an Obama Administration before it even took office. Such is the desire of the right wing to destroy this country. It’s sad and pathetic.