Stupid as hell? Well yeah your in the thread.
In reality here's why I think there is no fire in this smoke. I had the displeasure of living an election cycle in Chicago. Even worse my baby sister married an natraulized citizen of Eastern European decsent. The central and south central Chicago Eastern European community(eec) own the trades in inner city Chicago. My brother in laws family owned construction companies and managed buildings. They were politicaly active and gave lots of money to people like funny hair not sure it was without coertion.
As a whole the eec will not hire African Americans in fact they are somewhat a closed group. One of the reasons my sisters marriage broke up as her volunteer work at the Y tht included a black boss. You get my drift about how the eec feels about the old school southsiders. Anyway Obama and Blag did not support each other in primaries as they are actually political enimies. The D's will run Chicago it's just a matter of which D's. So to say the 2 were even cordial with each is a stretch in my mind knowing waht I know. And I don't think it out of the question or corrupt to give your 2 cents on who fills your job when you get a promotion.
I also thought most of the crap W got was wrong. There were plenty of policy issues to dwell on and for the most part the Country just did personal attacks. So I guess those that want to take their eye of the ball and dwell on the smoke and not pay attention to the fire. Should be prepared to be mocked. sj