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Blago-Gate Timeline (Update: Photo Added – Bumped)

John on December 15, 2008 at 4:38 pm

From the Volokh Conspiracy, a timeline of events that paints a pretty clear picture of what went on in the last month:

If we didn’t have Obama’s denial to contend with, the actions of all the parties, including those purporting to speak for Obama, are consistent with Obama and his staff learning about Blagojevich’s corrupt plans on Monday, Nov. 10.

Click over for the full timeline.

[HT: Ace]

Update: In addition to David Axelrod stating on national TV that Obama and Blagojevich had spoken about his replacement, we now have one additional source. It’s dated Nov. 8th and comes from the local CBS affiliate:

Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled.

Obama met with Governor Rod Blagojevich earlier this week to discuss it.

Maybe they got it wrong. Maybe not.

Photo: Morgen did some digging and found this photo. I agree with him, it’s the best one yet:

The published caption reads “Governor Blagojevich confers with now President‐Elect Barack Obama.” Hmmm. Wonder what that was about.

Bumped 12/15: The link to the pdf where Morgen grabbed this pic is now broken. Apparently, someone decided this image needed to disappear. Sorry, fellahs, too late. Besides, we saved a copy here. Anyone from Chicago want to weigh in on where and when this was taken?

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