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Illinois Governor Arrested for Selling Senate Seat

  1. Dec 9, 2008 #1

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    http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/Gov.Blagojevich.Federal.2.883154.html
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2008 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Surely all this is part of the normal job description?
     
  4. Dec 9, 2008 #3

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    In Illinois, apparently so.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2008 #4

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    Anybody looked at the FBI affidavit? Reads better than an episode of HBO's The Wire. Apparently part of the deal he demanded was renaming the President-elect's title.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/acrobat/2008-12/43789434.pdf
     
  6. Dec 9, 2008 #5

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    Heard on another group -
    "We already have a special day for when a Chicago politician gets busted for corruption - it's called a tuesday"
     
  7. Dec 9, 2008 #6

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    The additional allegations are appalling.

    The world is on its end with Democrats acting like Republicans.

    Apparently he tried to get editors fired at the Tribune in order for the Tribune to get some bond concessions for Wrigley Field. The Cubbies have troubles enough.
    http://llnw.static.cbslocal.com/station/national/docs/2008/12/complaintcoverandaff.pdf
     
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  8. Dec 9, 2008 #7

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    Wow. The career decisions of governor:

    Having to consider whether it's better to be indicted as a governor or a senator, impeachment, and running for President in the same sentence?
     
  9. Dec 9, 2008 #8

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    I'd like to know LP, now that the world is on end, exactly how many Democrats have to get busted before it's the other way around. Cold Cash Jefferson was in the news again just last week.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2008 #9
    The story is after all from CHICAGO. A town where democrats defined corruption for the rest of the world over the course of the last century.

    Edit: Concerns Chicago
     
  11. Dec 9, 2008 #10

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    I'd say Democrats can still be working off the balance left in the Spiro Agnew account for a few more years still, before we'll need to be worrying about any reversal such as that.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2008 #11
    Jeffersons bribery totals almost equal Agnews.

    'Da Mayer' was 5 levels above both of them in corruption.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2008 #12

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    Ok, I'll call your Agnew with a Huey Long, and then go all in with every big city corruption scandal in the last many decades.
     
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    BobG

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    Louisiana understands how to handle corruption in government - practice, practice, practice!
     
  16. Dec 9, 2008 #15

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    I think that can be arranged
     
  17. Dec 9, 2008 #16

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    Insane?

    Is he insane? I don't think so.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081210/ap_on_re_us/illinois_governor_scheming_for_dollars
     
  18. Dec 9, 2008 #17

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    Blagojevich. That was already a hard name to spell.

    It will be easier for the BOP. They'll just use his number.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2008 #18

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    Charming couple. :rolleyes:

    I'm glad I don't live in their house.
     
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  21. Dec 9, 2008 #20

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    Is there some indication that Blagojevich is planning to appoint himself as US Senator in Obama's seat? I hope not.

    I hope the Illinois legislature convenes ASAP, as in tomorrow, to begin impeachment proceedings. Ideally it would force Blagojevich to resign, but he may decide not to go down without a fight.
     
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