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Illinois Governor in Federal Custody

Never let it be said the FBI doesn’t occasionally do the right thing.  I’m actually rather happy with the extent the FBI under Bush has gone after corruption.

UPDATE: Looks like he was trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat, without much success.  I guess a slow economy hurts the corruption industry too:

A 76-page FBI affidavit said the 51-year-old Democratic governor was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti.

Otherwise, Blagojevich considered appointing himself. The affidavit said that as late as Nov. 3, he told his deputy governor that if “they’re not going to offer me anything of value I might as well take it.”

And we elected a President from this cadre of corruption.

11 Responses to “Illinois Governor in Federal Custody”

  1. Wolfwood says:

    I’m confused. Was the Governor of a major state elected without belonging to a political party? What news!

  2. Mopar says:

    The Tribune mentioned his party……..7 paragraphs down.

  3. Hal says:

    I somehow have the feeling that we won’t be hearing about any other Democrats getting indicted and/or arrested for their corrupt activities after Obama’s inauguration. Hopefully Charles Rangel and Chris Dodd will get some comeuppance before then.

  4. Mopar says:

    As a CT resident I would LOVE to see Dodd go down. But then I worry Ned Lamont would fill his shoes.

  5. Mad Saint Jack says:

    Merry Fitzmas.

    (Stolen from Hot Air)

  6. Melancton Smith says:

    No, Fitzannukah…that means 7 more days of gifts!

  7. thirdpower says:

    Link to the full indictment:

    http://daysofourtrailers.blogspot.com/2008/12/blagos-going-down.html

    Such a classy individual Chicago voted in.

  8. Petey says:

    The other problem right now, is that Blago is still the Guv. and can still appoint anybody he wants to the Senate, including himself.

  9. Melancton Smith says:

    Sen Pres Harry Reid said they won’t seat any appointment made by Blago, so that’s a done deal.

    IL State special session Monday to vote on having a special election and maybe articles of impeachment.

  10. FredK says:

    The real story here, is this is the “womb from which Obama was conceived.” The “Daley, Rezko, Blago, ” trinity is what gave him birth in the first place. Total corruption. Now we all know that “absolute power corrupts absolutely”, and who now has “absolute power”? We must stay alert.

  11. Navy Vet from Jersey says:

    The pro-Obama media now seems to be all telling us that we’re all just supposed to believe instead that everybody in Chicago politics is corrupt except Obama, as if a guy who just emerged out from a sewer would not have even the slightest bit a stench on his body.

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