Barack Obama did something on Friday that he should have done months ago - sit down and get grilled over his pal Tony Rezko. He visited the Chicago Tribune and was questioned by three dozen writers. They were impressed by his answers and found no reason to question his version.
On the heels of my post yesterday, this is good news. The Tribune today published a lengthy editorial detailing their concerns and Obama’s responses. That the paper has a conservative editorial bent and has not endorsed a Democrat for prez since 1872 means an added layer of credibility for Obama. Obama’s answers were complete and free of the usual stonewalling you get from politicos. He acknowledged that he should have disclosed everything months ago and gave a full accounting of his relationship with Rezko.
Let’s see if he can handle the Wright affair with as much forthrightness. That would be a welcome change from pols trying to hide from past mistakes. And exactly what we expect from someone of Obama’s caliber.