Rahm Emanuel, a Chicago congressman who would have been a likely contact between the Obama transition office and Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been a focus of media attention since Obama said Thursday he has asked for an internal review of contacts between his staff and Blagojevich.
Emanuel has been refusing to answer questions about whether he's the "president-elect adviser" referred to in the criminal complaint that accuses Blagojevich of putting Obama's Senate seat up for sale.
Displace the southern good old boy's gentleman's club, and you get... the most vicious political machine in America, the Chicago syndicate.
They're trying to sew F.U.D. (fear, uncertainty, doubt) about the connections between Obama's crew and the Chicago posse, knowing that if they stretch this on for more than 2 weeks, most voters will forget it.