Corrupt like a senator

Barack Obama isn’t quite as clean as Sen. Biden had thought:

During his 12 years in politics, Sen. Barack Obama has received nearly three times more campaign cash from indicted businessman Tony Rezko and his associates than he has publicly acknowledged, the Chicago Sun-Times has found. Obama has collected at least $168,308 from Rezko and his circle. Obama also has taken in an unknown amount of money from people who attended fund-raising events hosted by Rezko since the mid-1990s.

But seven months ago, Obama told the Sun-Times his “best estimate” was that Rezko raised “between $50,000 and $60,000” during Obama’s political career…. Burton said Friday the campaign was sticking by its original estimate that Rezko raised no more than $60,000.

I wonder if the senator’s staff will try to argue that there’s a difference between what Rezko “raised” and what Obama himself “received”. None of this matters, of course. Obama isn’t a real candidate, he’s only running to give the media something to talk about until the Lizard Queen can be nominated. If he plays along nicely, then he’ll be in the mix for 2016.