Chicago newspaper: What were we thinking in electing this narcissistic empty suit?

Hot Air

Tom Elia seems a little confused by today’s editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times.  The paper scolds the electorate for trusting an empty suit with no accomplishments to a high executive office, and itself for endorsing him.  But which empty suit do they mean?  If we remove the name, can you tell?

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Important Question for the Media: When Did This Meeting Between Obama and Blagojevich Take Place?

Big Journalism

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.

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