Okay - let's try to stay on topic here. One scandal at a time please...http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/124171,CST-NWS-obama05.article"In June 2005, Obama and Rezko purchased adjoining parcels in Kenwood. The state's junior senator paid $1.65 million for a Georgian revival mansion, while Rezko paid $625,000 for the adjacent, undeveloped lot. Both closed on their properties on the same day. Last January, aiming to increase the size of his sideyard, Obama paid Rezko $104,500 for a strip of his land. The transaction occurred at a time when it was widely known Tony Rezko was under investigation by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and as other Illinois politicians befriended by Rezko distanced themselves from him."So, to summarize - Obama and Rezko 'happened' to close on the same day. Then Rezko sold Obama a strip of land which he paid $625k for. All for the low, low price of $104,500. I'm sure there was no ulterior motive by Rezko whatsoever....Obama's response?""With respect to the purchase of my home, I am confident that everything was handled ethically and above board. But I regret that while I tried to pay close attention to the specific requirements of ethical conduct, I misgauged the appearance presented by my purchase of the additional land from Mr. Rezko," Obama said. "It was simply not good enough that I paid above the appraised value for the strip of land that he sold me. It was a mistake to have been engaged with him at all in this or any other personal business dealing that would allow him, or anyone else, to believe that he had done me a favor," the senator said. "Mmmm hmmm. And if this was a land deal done by any Republican, you would have brought it up in one of your repetitive, banal posts that illustrate supposed corruption. Since it happened to Obama, you're more than happy to ignore it and forgive it.Partisan Hack.
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