Thursday, August 30, 2012

Illinois corruption 8/30/12: Sununu brings up Rezko at the RNC

Obama mansion in 2008
Back in 2005, Barack and Michelle Obama found a mansion on Chicago's South Side that they wanted to buy--but they couldn't afford it. So what did then-Sen. Obama do? Call up his first political sponsor for help, swindler Tony Rezko, who's now doing time in federal prison.

This is a subject that the mainstream media for the most part wouldn't report four years ago.

From the Chicago Tribune:
The combative and blunt-speaking John Sununu woke up Illinois' GOP delegation on the final day of the Republican National Convention by tossing some major broadsides at President Barack Obama, even suggesting convicted influence-peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko could help the Democrat purchase a new home after a Nov. 6 defeat.

A former New Hampshire governor and White House chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush, Sununu spent a lengthy 20 minutes Thursday speaking as a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Sununu used the time to blast Obama as "inept" and "incompetent."

"Are there folks here from Chicago?" Sununu asked the delegation. "You ought to go into the real estate business because there's a guy who's got a lot of friends who are coming, that's coming back to look for a house next January. Maybe Tony Rezko can help him again."
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