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As I've said before

Illinois politics is a rotten cesspool and no one escapes without getting a little shit on them.

That being said, there is a difference between having to wade through the cesspool and getting the shit on you as opposed to being one of the ones creating the constant flow of shit.

Blagojevich is one of the latter. And while he has done some good (getting health insurance for all Illinois children), his entire 2 terms has been overshadowed by allegations of corruption and back room deals. And this from a man who campaigned on cleaning up the image of Illinois government.

Blagojevich is stupid and arrogant in the way that Gary Hart was stupid and arrogant, "I dare you to catch me doing something wrong!"

The man has known for 3 years he was being investigated and yet he has continued to carry on business as usual trying to rake in as much money as he could before he leaves office. If that's not daring someone to catch you, I don't know what is. I'm just so glad I didn't vote for him either time he ran.

My mental image of him entering the Governor's Mansion (Aside from the fact he decided not to live there and flies back and forth from Chicago to Springfield at the taxpayers expense)was the same as when we were all kids and our parents would go away for the weekend. "WooHoo Party!"

You know something is wrong when the Speaker of the House for your state refuses to even be in the same room with you when you visit the House of Representatives.

People are already calling for Blagojevich's resignation and saying the House should reconvene for a special session to begin impeachment procedures. I heard some folks on NPR this morning talking about the legality of all that.

Should be an interesting news night.

W

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virga_flame
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
I think King Bill Richardson could give Blagojevich a run for the corruption money. But King Bill is significantly more intelligent (and New Mexico's corruption history is far longer and grander than Chicago's), so he's not the one in the national news over such a scandal.
wander
Dec. 10th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
I'd think New Mexico would have the same problem as Illinois only on a bigger scale. At least Illinois has some other good sized cities besides Chicago to spread the corruption around a bit. NM has all that territory but very few people living in most of it. So corruption would go unnoticed in a lot of places as long as you kept it under the radar.

W
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