Q Mr. President-elect, did you have any contact — were you aware of — were you aware at all of what was happening with your Senate seat?
PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA: I — hold on, hold on, hold on a second, guys. I'll just answer this one question.
I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not — I was not aware of what was happening. And as I said, it's a sad day for Illinois. Beyond that, I don't think it's appropriate to comment. Okay?
Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod, back on November 23: "I know he's talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them." H/T: NRO
He hasn't started his presidency yet and we can not get a straight answer from him...How sad? Afterall, he IS from Chicago and you don't rise that high that soon without owing someone something! The FBI Special Agent in Charge of the investigation of Blagojevich just said, "If Illinois isn't the most corrupt state in the United States, it's one hell of a competitor." Oh! great, now they tell us !
UPDATE: Read more here