In December 2008, a few days after Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested, I discovered this photograph in a newsletter published by the State of Illinois on November 12 celebrating the election of Barack Obama:
The photo was posted along with an article discussing the selection process for Obama’s replacement in the Senate. The caption to the photo read simply:
Governor Blagojevich confers with now President-elect Barack Obama
Within hours after we published the photo on Verum Serum, and after it was picked up by Hot Air and ultimately the Drudge Report (along with other blogs), the newsletter disappeared from the State of Illinois web site. Fortunately we were smart enough to save a copy.