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Obama Self-Inquiry Not Just A Literary Device

By on 12.15.08 | 4:46PM

Posted directly from the Associated Press's department of starry-eyed and unquestioning acceptance:

CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama says an internal investigation backs up his assertions that he and his staff had no involvement in the scandal enveloping the Illinois governor. Obama called the corruption charges against the governor an "appalling set of circumstances" that he said had nothing to do with his own office.

Obama says he's prepared to release the findings of what he called a "thorough and comprehensive" review, but that prosecutors have asked him to wait a week so that he doesn't interfere with an ongoing investigation.

He reiterated at a news conference Monday that he hasn't had any contact with the office of Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Blagojevich is accused of trying to sell or trade Obama's now-vacant Senate seat.

Look, we can trust people to review their own work. That's why schools allow students to grade their own papers, criminals to arrest themselves, and governors to resign when they've been caught selling a Senate seat.

OH. WAIT.

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