Senator Harry Reid Refers to Rod Blagojevich’s “Cloud”

You will remember that the day before Rod Blagojevich was arrested by the FBI, he let loose with this quote:

“I don’t believe there’s any cloud that hangs over me. I think there’s nothing but sunshine hanging over me.”

This morning on “Meet the Press” that cloud blew into sight…again.

The broadcast came on the heels of the Chicago Sun-Times publication of a front page article saying Reid had called Blagojevich offering advice on his U.S. Senate pick.

Before he got arrested and before he picked Roland Burris.

According to the New York Times, Reid said,

“This is part of Blagojevich’s cloud. He’s making all this up. For anyone to suggest anything racial, is part of the Blagojevich spin.”

What’s our governor supposedly making up?

The contents of this Chicago Sun-Times article, which says Reid told Blagojevich he didn’t want three black male politicians appointed to replace President-Elect Barack Obama (Senate President Emil Jones and Congressmen Danny Davis and Jesse Jackson, Jr.), but two while female politicians (Attorney General Lisa Madigan and former congressional candidate and now Illinois Veterans Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth) would be just fine.

If the sources of the article trace back to Blagojevich, as Reid claims, then it is another appeal to a potential black jury to vote acquittal at the trial following the expected April 7th indictment.

And, if you wonder where the cartoon chicken head of Blagojevich came from, here’s the answer.

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