David Kirkpatrick

March 18, 2008

Obama tames Rezko firestorm

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:37 am

It looks like Obama went a long way toward putting out the Rezko fire. That association, along with the ongoing flap about his ex-pastor have had the strongest legs so far of any hint of scandal facing his campaign.

From the link:

Late last week, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) sat down with The Chicago Tribune and The Chicago Sun-Times for 90 minutes each to answer questions about all things Tony Rezko.

As a result, the Tribune‘s editorial board pronounced themselves satisfied:

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama waited 16 months to attempt the exorcism. But when he finally sat down with the Tribune editorial board Friday, Obama offered a lengthy and, to us, plausible explanation for the presence of now-indicted businessman Tony Rezko in his personal and political lives.The most remarkable facet of Obama’s 92-minute discussion was that, at the outset, he pledged to answer every question the three dozen Tribune journalists crammed into the room would put to him. And he did.

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