Not even the in-the-tank media can sit out this story about Lord O and his Chicago problems.
There were signs the continuing investigation could still involve (Obama).
His statement that he didn't have contact with Blagojevich about the Senate seat seems to conflict with that of top adviser David Axelrod, who told Fox News Chicago on Nov. 23: "I know he's (Obama) talked to the governor (Blagojevich), and there are a whole range of names, many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them."
Obama transition officials say Axelrod misspoke. ("Sure. OK."- ed.)
It also appears that Obama friend Valerie Jarrett, an incoming senior White House adviser, is the person referred to repeatedly in court documents as "Candidate 1." That individual is described as a female who is "an adviser to the president-elect" and as the person Obama wanted appointed to the Senate seat. Court papers say that "Candidate 1" eventually removed "herself" from consideration for the Senate seat.
The machine giveth and the machine taketh away.