Funder of Swift Boat Campaign Launches Site to Connect President Obama with Rod Blagojevich

Despite the harsh words, the Chicago News Cooperative reported Monday that Republican political operatives have launched a new site claiming that President Obama and embattled Blagojevich were a lot cozier than it sounded on tape.

From CNC (emphasis added):

The site,, is being operated by two former political staffers for former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan- Dan Curry and John Pearman. In an interview Sunday night, Curry said that Ryan -- who has maintained a public silence on the trial of the man who defeated him for governor -- is not involved in the site.

The site's funding comes from the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America, a 501(c)3 organization founded by Republican consultant Rick Reed, who produced the 2003 Swift Boat ads attacking Kerry's military record. The Web site makes its affiliation very clear, although the group historically has been quite secretive about its donors.