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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Illinois Governor Arrested In Corruption Scandal

Democrat Rod Blagojevich was busted today for trying to sell Obama'a former Senate seat, among other things, for political and/or financial gain. I knew this was going to happen sooner or later when Obama's buddy, Tony Rezko, started singing after he was indicted on corruption and fraud charges. That makes four out of the last seven Illinois Governors to be busted for corruption while in office and also the last few Governors that got into legal trouble nationwide have all been Democrats. What's in the water in Illinois which seems to have replaced Louisiana as the most corrupt state?

It looks like this is one of the biggest and juiciest scandals to come down the pike in quite a few years as the charges quite extended including trying to shakedown a children's hospital for thousands before he would sign a funding bill for them. Now one is left to wonder who else will be pulled into this as Blago starts to sing a duet with Rezko. Obama has not even been sworn in yet and he already has a major scandal cloud over his head. Blago apparently wanted a cushy appointment in the Obama administration in return for Obama's choice to fill his Senate seat or Blago would appoint himself to the seat. Simply put he is in a whole monkey barrel full of trouble at this point and even his Democrat colleagues in the Illinois legislature are calling for his impeachment. His big mistake is he went after the Chicago Tribune and as the saying goes you don't attack people who buy their ink by the barrel.

Update: Mary K Ham has much more.



2 comments:

Aaron Proctor said...

Love this blog. I commented a while back and linked you to the blog I had up until the Liberals kicked me out of California :-)

I've got a new blog, though. Blogrolling you, for sure.

Gayle said...

Blogojevich is a total scumbag, and the ignorant idiots voted for him not once but twice! Will they never learn?