Obama/Blago picture deleted from Illinois state website

Remember the picture of Barack Obama "conferring" with recently-arrested Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich? If not, see this 12/10 post.

Now, the state of Illinois has deleted from their website the PDF that contained that picture. It was in the state publication "Governors Gazette" and originally at illinois.gov/govgazette/pdfs/Gazetteedition_2008Nov.pdf That page now returns a 404 not found, as does Version 2 of that Gazette (originally located at illinois.gov/govgazette/pdfs/Gazetteedition_2008Nov_2.pdf) and the /gazette directory.

Thankfully, using Obama's habit of "changing things around" on his own sites as a clue - as well as the KHQA example - I saved off a copy, and here's the PDF. The other two documents that were deleted are here; they don't appear to contain anything interesting but bear in mind that Google's cache didn't have whatever images were on those pages.


Rewriting history has always been the agenda for any good marxist government. Maybe we can start at the year zero on inauguration day.

So, I'm wondering who might be the entrepreneur that can/will build a site that KEEPS the caches of these exed-out pages, and also works to keep search algorithms from being scammed? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/12/googlewashing_revisited/ I am SO ready for the Not-Google engine. Any suggestions? Resources?

It looks like the final duel at the end of Scanners.