When reached for comment on the Blagojevich scandal Barack Obama issued this statement:
"Rod Blagojevich is just this guy from the neighborhood. We may have bumped into each other once or twice but I don't really know him."
Readers are reminded that Barack Obama no longer allows questions about his past associations with Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, Tony Resko or Osama bin Laden, who was another guy in the neighborhood.