Rezko beginning to intrude on Presidential Campaign

After months of mainly being a local story with occasional forays by the national media into the swampy mess of corruption in Illinois politics, the story of Barack Obama's friend of 17 years and major fund raiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko appears to have finally penetrated the screen of good press around the candidate and may start to take a toll on his popularity.The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and nationally-syndicated columnist Robert Novak have all written major pieces over the weekend on Rezko and have finally begun to focus on more than just the famous real estate deal where Obama got a $300,000 discount on the price of his house due to Rezko purchasing a lot next door from the same seller on the same day.This is certainly a transaction that still needs to be explained. But Rezko's relationship with Obama and other shady characters in the Chicago political world and how some bribery money made it into Obama's campaign coffers will be the subject of Rezko's...(Read Full Post)