A Little Tarnish On the Halo...
By Ed Lasky
Senator Barack Obama, who spent last year battling cynicism and earning almost a million dollars at it, has been fumbling his defense against news of his involvement with indicted Chicago political fixer Tony Rezko. First he averred that "no favors" were given for donations from Rezko. But the record proved this to be a lie:
Obama wrote a letter of support for Rezko to help him snag "$14 million from taxpayers to build apartments for senior citizens," according to a report by Tim Novak in the Chicago Sun-Times. Rezko and his partner received $855,000 in development fees.
Now, it turns out that the amount of cash given to Obama's campaign from Rezko and his group is triple what Obama said: