Rezko Emerges As Even Bigger Fundraiser For Obama

Just breaking in the Chicago Tribune:

Indicted Chicago businessman Antoin "Tony" Rezko was a more significant fundraiser for presidential candidate Barack Obama's earlier political campaigns than previously known. Rezko raised as much as $250,000 for the first three offices Obama sought, the senator told the Tribune on Friday.

The article notes that Obama said that voters should see it as "a mistake in not seeing the potential conflicts of interest." Obama is a lawyer and a former editor of the Harvard Law Review, yet he failed to see the potential conflict of interest in having substantial dealings with one of his fundraisers who was already before a grand jury.

Was he naieve, or very well-versed in the 'Chicago way'?

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