I didn’t use “Sin of Omission” in the McHenry County Blog story about how Barack Obama’s efforts to fight corruption in his Illinois Democratic Party palls when compared to what Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has done.
But, I did when I posted it on Illinois Review Saturday.
My title was a bit less inspired on Friday:
I discovered the Marthon Pundit blogger John Ruberry’s Saturday article
has the same theme.
Here’s a bit of it:
“The Barack Obama campaign has the audacity to criticize John McCain’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.
“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency” is how Obama spokesman Bill Burton phrased it. Palin is the Governor of Alaska: Of the four top-of-the-ticket candidates, only Palin has executive experience.
Alaska, corruption wise, is a second-tier state. The top states, the most corrupt ones, include Louisiana, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and of course, Illinois.
Palin has doggedly fought Alaska corruption, even though much of it has emerged from her own party. Barack Obama has not only tolerated graft in his own state, he has fed off of it. His first political sponsor was since-convicted felon Antoin “Tony” Rezko. Obama never denounced John and Todd Stroger, the former supplied votes for Obama, the latter initiated Cook County’s “corruption tax.”
In 2005, Obama worked up the courage to criticize corruption within the administration of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, but backed off of it an hour later. Obama must have gotten a phone call from the fifth floor of Chicago’s City Hall.“
The challenger, Barack Obama supporters, is to tell all of us in the comment section below just what state senator and now U.S. Senator Obama has done to fight corruption in his very crooked Illinois Democratic Party.
Anyone up to the challenge?
Ruberry, by the way, is at the Republican National Convention and will be telling his readers what he sees.