Breaking - FBI Raids Office Of ANOTHER Obama Friend

October 3rd, 2008 Posted By drillanwr.

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Don’t forget, the company you keep means nothing. Especially if the company displays a pattern.

You KNOW, if this were McCain or Palin’s buddy, on top of Ayers and Wright and ALL the others, the damn MSM would be screaming like drawn and quartered banshees night and day about [them] being ‘corrupt’ and even criminal … demanding “frog-marches” …

They have been in fucking Alaska for over 5 weeks and have found NOTHING on this woman, while spreading internet hoaxes about her and trashing her family. They have gone so far as to insinuate McCain’s time in the Hanoi Hilton was pretty much a ‘cake-walk’.

I am so sick and tired of this … So sick and tired.

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by Andrea Billups - (WaTimes)

The FBI on Wednesday raided the county offices of a former Illinois state senator who is a poker-playing buddy of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

According to Chicago authorities, the FBI visited the offices in Joliet, Ill., of Will County executive Larry Walsh, a longtime friend of Mr. Obama’s, and his chief of staff Matt Ryan.

Mr. Walsh, who served in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2005, was endorsed by Mr. Obama in his county executive election bid. With the support of some of Mr. Obama’s U.S. Senate volunteers, he easily defeated incumbent Republican Joseph Mikan.

Will County auditor Steve Weber confirmed that his office had been asked by the FBI to assist in an investigation, but he did not elaborate on the specifics.

Two FBI agents out of Chicago reportedly spent more than an hour in the Will County offices on Wednesday morning.

According to sources, the Walsh investigation may be tied to lobbying firm Smith Dawson and Andrews, which was hired in 2006 for $10,000 per month to help Will County acquire federal grants.

The firm, which is registered with the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, assists clients with communications and legislative strategies that better their public policy agendas, according to its Web site. Last month, Mr. Walsh announced that Will County was the recipient of a $750,000 federal government grant that would allow law enforcement and prosecutors to fight against domestic violence.

One of the firm’s partners, James P. Smith, contributed $2,000 to help Mr. Walsh’s county executive election bid.

A corn farmer from Joliet, Mr. Walsh has supported his friend’s presidential bid, and campaigned for him in rural and farming areas of the state. They are seen hugging each other in photos before Mr. Obama’s announcement that he was running for president.

The two men became tight friends during their tenure in the Illinois Senate and bonded over games of poker. According to a report in Time magazine, Mr. Walsh lost to Mr. Obama once with what he thought was a winning hand, and then slammed down his cards and said: “Doggone it, Barack, if you were more liberal in your card-playing and more conservative in your politics, you and I would get along much better.”

Mr. Walsh denied any knowledge of any investigation.

“I don’t have a clue what you are talking about,” Mr. Walsh said in reports published Thursday in the Chicago Sun-Times.

FBI meets with Will County auditor

By Erika Slife - (Chi-Trib)

FBI agents met with Will County Auditor Stephen Weber for two hours Wednesday morning regarding an investigation the auditor initiated into a countywide office, the Tribune has learned.

Weber confirmed he met with the federal agents but declined to comment further.

“I’ll be happy to comment when the timetable permits, but due to the sensitive nature, we can’t [comment] any more than we have,” he said.

Sources say the investigation centers on Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office. Walsh, who faces Joliet businessman Dan Kennison in the November election, was outraged by rumors that investigators were looking into whether one of his employees was improperly accepting payments from a lobbying firm hired by the county.

Walsh, a Democrat, blamed the accusations on gutter politics. Weber is a Republican who also faces a November challenger, Democrat Kevin Duffy Blackburn.

“I am thoroughly disgusted in the negativity and the sewer activities that are taking place in this campaign,” Walsh said. “There is nothing to this story. This is a fabrication coming from a political campaign trying to smear my reputation and my staff, and they will stop at nothing until they get that job done.”

Time For Some Hard Questions

Jennifer Rubin - (Commentary Magazine)

John McCain needed a break, and he may have just gotten one. Larry Walsh, poker buddy and close political confidante of Barack Obama, was raided by the FBI. So reports this paper. This is not just a guy in Obama’s neighborhood …

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And Barack Obama? Well he sure got a lot of earmarks in there for Will County, although we do not know whether these are the immediate concern of or related in any way to the investigation. In Obama’s earmark disclosure you will find:

In 2006, Obama requested that Will County receive $1.3 million to support its Flood Studies for Unincorporated Will County.

In 2006, Obama requested $800,000 for the Will County Sheriff’s Office Wireless Communications Technology Upgrades.

In 2006, Obama requested $1,953,331 for Will County’s Ridgewood Water and Sewage Project.

In 2005, Obama requested $2 million for the Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, to establish a Center for Academic and Community Learning, which is designed to address the significant educational needs of the less advantaged in the Will County region by providing academic assistance not only for students on campus but also for residents of the surrounding communities.

Another reference appears to relate to the Will County Health Department’s mental health program which I am informed got another $1.95 million.

So let’s review: Obama’s sponsor and friend Tony Rezko is going to jail, the Governor of his state whom he supported is going to be indicted and his close confident — for whom Obama got millions in earmarks — is under FBI investigation. Do you think this should be front page news in every mainstream paper? Should we have a feeding frenzy on the stump today as the press demands answers?

Let us find out just how curious the media can be. More important, let’s see if McCain and/or his running mate finally will call out their opponent and ask a tough question: Is this the guy who we want to reform Washington?


11 Responses

  1. dadeo

    Just another crook on the list… it’s the new normal.

  2. sierrahome

    How long before these folks start showing up dead in parks.

  3. CPLViper

    More crooked associates … not surprising. The MSM will ignore it.

    I wonder at the end of the day, do the people in the media question themselves at the fraud they are committing? What do they think will come of it? I wonder if they realize that if you fuck with the natural order of things to create a campaign victory that is false, fake, phony, not real, synthetic, an immitation, by shaping people’s opinion by feeding the public information that never questions, never opposese, never criticises one candidate … do they realize that they will live to regret it … if they live at all?

  4. Kurt(the McCain/Palin infidel)

    fuck the fraudulent MSM and those who support them. im about to start writing down all the companies who advertise during certain shows and then just stop buying their products. i dont care if i have to sacrifice and switch to generics.

  5. 96RinLA

    Meanwhile, the bigger swindle, err, “campaign” continues…

  6. mshatto

    This will not be allowed to come to light until a few years after the “Anointed One” is made POTUS. A few in the MSM, looking for a few extra bucks, will press this three years into his 1st term but it will be wiped from the collective memory soon after. The Replicrats will make some noise over this, but, lacking backbone they will silently slink away. The Demicans will rejoice, blame those on te other side of the aisle, and the selling out of America will continue.

  7. sully

    Poker playing buddy eh?
    Maybe Bambi could slip him a race card.

  8. Zeke Eagle

    “… do they realize that they will live to regret it … if they live at all?”

    I doubt it, but know it or not, if they get that monster elected many will hold them responsible.

    They’ll get a crash course on field dressing and I don’t mean of a moose.

  9. Real America

    Sully wrote:
    Poker playing buddy eh?
    Maybe Bambi could slip him a race card.

    Good one, sully.

    I hope members of the MSM will be held accountable although I don’t believe Obama will win. We’ve allowed them to get away with too much for too long.

  10. rn

    Check out other obama endorsements - especially Todd Stroger, Cook County Board.

  11. Ranger

    hehehe thats just down the street from me. good old Will County.

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