You might remember Wall Street Journal joker John Fund from such Op-Eds as “I don’t know the difference between voter fraud and registration fraud” and “ACORN is going to steal the election for Obama.” Today he claims that Obama was “mute” on corruption in Illinois:

To date, Mr. Obama’s approach to Illinois corruption has been to congratulate himself for dodging association with it. “I think I have done a good job in rising politically in this environment without being entangled in some of the traditional problems of Chicago politics,” he told the Chicago Tribune last spring. At the time, Mr. Obama was being grilled over news that he bought his house through a land deal involving Tony Rezko, a political fixer who was later convicted on 16 corruption counts. Rezko is mentioned dozens of times in the 76-page criminal complaint against Mr. Blagojevich.

Then a few paragraphs down, just to avoid a correction, Fund notes:

To his credit, Mr. Obama did call Mr. Jones in September to urge passage of an ethics bill banning some office holders from accepting money from a business that has a $50,000 or larger contract with the state. The bill passed and takes effect on Jan. 1.

So being “mute on corruption” and having done nothing but “dodge association with it” means leveraging influence among state legislators to pass stricter ethics laws. 

Ya’ll gotta try harder than that.

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