Friday, January 25, 2008

Hillary Clinton and Tony Rezko Photo - Clinton Called Rezko "Slumlord"

At Monday's CNN Democratic Debate in South Carolina, Senator Hillary Clinton managed to get in a retailiatory "dig" at Senator Barack Obama regarding his alledged association with a real estate developer / broker named Tony Rezko, and Clinton referred to Rezko as a "slumlord."

Now, a photo has surfaced that's very embarassing to the Clintons. It has both Bill and Hillary standing with Tony Rezko and it's the pict you see here. Asked about this on the Today Show, Senator Clinton claimed she didn't know and had never met him.

Right. I mean come on. I've stood in lines to have my photo taken with a politician and I know for a fact that you make totally sure that person knows who you are, especially if you're contributing thousands of dollars to that candidate's campaign.

The Chicago Tribune reports , "According to a database of campaign contributions maintained by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, Rezko made a $15,000 contribution to the Democratic National Committee in March 2000, the last year of the Clinton presidency. Rezko also made a $1,250 contribution during the Clinton re-election campaign in 1996 to a Democratic party account that funded activities in Illinois to help win the election."

What this shows is that the Clinton's have been associated with so many people in rasing money they really can't cast a stone at Senator Obama. Rezko is a known fundraiser, who has hosted events for many politicians including the current President Bush.

The facts show that Senator Obama has been revealing in discussing his minor-at-best association with Rezko and there was no illegality or wrongdoing. But what's clear is the Clintons have an association with this "slumlord" too!

Obama Up By 16 - Clinton Losing Support to Edwards In South Carolina Poll

According to Taegan Goddard's Political Wire , the latest South Carolina poll shows that Senator Barack Obama is still the favorite, but this time by 16 points over Senator Clinton, 45 percent to 29 percent, with former Senator Edwards at 22 percent. This new poll is the first to reflect a shift of votes from Clinton to Edwards, as Obama remains steady above 40 percent.