I took Riverdaughter’s advice and invested 45 minutes into listening to it.

I heard two people conflicted between the koolaid and the need to tell a story.

A few things Lizza said I knew they were whitewashed. For instance – when he talked about Obama’s political protector getting him ahead of the line ‘to get all his bills approved” he forgets to mention it was other people’s bills he was taking credit for – by simply putting his name to them.

Some stories were relevant though.

After the betrayal of Alice Palmer – a lot of black leaders in the community were hurt and angry at B0. Terry, hopeful forΒ  morality tale about the Unity Pony eagerly asked: “and did they get over it?” “No, they never did”

Wright/Trinity were lightly touched. It was reluctantly admitted that the choice of the church was political –

“Trinity was a good place to be for an upcoming politician”

Brief reference to Rezko – lots of efforts to exculpate him. i found out Rezco tried to recruit B0 from Law School to work for him, so by the time he worked at the law firm that dealt with him they already knew each other. There came a time where other politicians rejected Rezko – based on the way he was administering the properties in the neighborhood – that didn’t phase B0 who became friends with him.

It seems along the way he made more enemies as he left behind his constituencies in his rapid move up.

Lizza talked about B0 being the consummate politician – and how it was a misconception in the beginning of the primary to consider him naive. ”

He was running against Hillary and she was supposed to be the calculating one”

Still, once it turns out he was too, Lizza went out of his way to explain how this is a good thing (I think it’s the old boy/girl thing – what’s good for the gander….”

Terry surprisingly asked if his effort was for the community or for himself. “That is the question” Lizza said – and never answered directly but mentioned:


Since 1995 – running for a new office every 5 years – a lot of his energy was spent climbing the next step on the ladder. People say he never got t stay enough in one place to leave a mark. One of his big question marks about him”

Terry embarrassed herself in a few places with undue fawning – she knows B0’s books by heart. When Lizza talked about fellow state senators angry at B0 jumping ahead of them and how Johnson had to protect him from them.

“so he was a revolutionary” gushed Terry…Huh?

As for his flip-flopping “to the center” (read further right) Lizza said

his campaign believes people will get over it and there’s no other place to go anyway.

Where did I hear that argument before? Ah, yeah, it was about the PUMAs.