Even Obama's Corrupt Contributors Are Clinton Friends

Drudge right now is featuring this marvelous picture of the Clintons with indicted Chicago real estate developer Tony Rezko. Hillary attempted to lambast Barack Obama regarding Rezko, saying "I was fighting against those [Reagan] ideas when you were practicing law and representing your contributor, Rezko, in his slum landlord business in inner city Chicago."

As for this rather embarrassing picture of not one, but both Clintons with this 'slumlord', Hillary said "I probably have taken hundreds of thousands of pictures. I don't know the man. I wouldn't know him if he walked in the door."

Maybe she would recognize him if he had fistfuls of cash. Are we to believe that Rezko got the honor of a double Clinton portrait entirely gratis? With anyone else, you would give them the benefit of the doubt.

Some advice to Hillary: you aren't exactly Caesar's wife when it comes to ethics, corruption and special favors (certain commodity deals in Arkansas come to mind). Go on about Obama's alleged corruption if you must, but that dredges up a lot of the muck from the Clinton years that even Democrats want to forget. Face it, Obama is a piker compared to you when it comes to corrupt contributors.

Here is a good primer on Barack Obama's dealings with Tony Rezko, which have already been big news in the Chicago area for quite some time.

The key nugget is this:

A few months after Obama became a U.S. senator, he and Rezko's wife, Rita, bought adjacent pieces of property from a doctor in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood -- a deal that has dogged Obama the last two years. The doctor sold the mansion to Obama for $1.65 million -- $300,000 below the asking price. Rezko's wife paid full price -- $625,000 -- for the adjacent vacant lot. The deals closed in June 2005. Six months later, Obama paid Rezko's wife $104,500 for a strip of her land, so he could have a bigger yard. At the time, it had been widely reported that Tony Rezko was under federal investigation. Questioned later about the timing of the Rezko deal, Obama called it "boneheaded" because people might think the Rezkos had done him a favor.

Update: Drudge is also featuring an article about a chimp who beats humans in memory competitions. What, was his opponent Hillary, the woman with the world's worst memory?

P.S. I am not one of these people who thinks Hillary is an ugly witch with green skin and a warty nose. She takes some great pictures (and alas, some not so great) and the picture above is flattering, image-wise, for both Hill and Bill. Unfortunately, Hillary has this consistent habit of taking good pictures with the wrong people:

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