The media is aflutter with questions over Barack Obama’s connection to Rod Blagojevich, and although it’s fair for the press to probe, things are getting “silly,” Joan Walsh writes on Salon. The only tie we’ve seen is Blagojevich caught on tape ranting obscenely that Obama won't pay-to-play, yet some are saying Obama’s team has been too slow in enumerating its communications with the Illinois governor.
“It seems awfully early to jump to the conclusion he's trying to hide something by not listing every associate's contact with Blagojevich's office,” Walsh writes. “It's not as though he doesn't have a lot to do, what with crises erupting from Mumbai to Wall Street.” Perhaps we’ve returned to “the Clinton rules,” as Joe Conason posits, expending a huge effort on “mythical crimes.”
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