Dose reader Joe Bernstein, among others, had warned me Chicago can kick Providence’s butt on corruption. Now it looks like Plunderdome has met its match. The New York Times reports that Rod Blagojevich, governor of Illinois, was arrested for conspiring to gain financially from appointing Obama’s senate replacement. Oh, and for squeezing campaign contributions in return for allowing new businesses to operate in the state. Oh, and for trying to force the Chicago Tribune to fire reporters critical of him in order to secure a big real estate deal. Probably some other stuff, too.
It won’t be easy to turn “Blagojevich” into some snazzy term ending in “gate,” but someone, somewhere, will give it a shot.
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I KNOW I did.I am so glad to see this guy go down in flames.He was the most anti-gun politician in Illinois history.I know that won’t get too many people here worked up,but it’s just one of my favorite political/constitutional issues….
Looks like I actually moved UP in leaving Chicago for Providence. I thought as much.