I'm surprised this story has not received more attention -- but if what ABC's George Stephanopoulos (I know, I know) is reporting is true, then Team Obama comes out of the Blago mess...well, maybe not so much "smelling like a rose" as "smelling like a rose that came into contact with the stench of Chicago politics":
Sources tell me that the Obama team's review of contacts with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will show that Rahm Emanuel had only one phone conversation with Blagojevich.
The contact, described as a "pro-forma" courtesy call, came as Emanuel was named Chief of Staff for Obama. Most of the discussion concerned Emanuel's Congressional seat (which had previously been held by Blagojevich), with only a "passing reference" to the Senate vacancy, according to these sources. No deal for the Senate vacancy was discussed.