The problem: protect Barack Obama from the stink of Illinois politics.
The answer: claim that Barack Obama helped put Rod Blagojevich away.
Nice, neat, tidy, and like everything else Obama, a half truth.
Obama knew these guys were dirty (pdf), and used their dirtiness to further his own advancement, without doing anything to bring them to justice until he'd already been elected President. At that point, they became a liability.
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