Illinois Governor Arrested; Not Gay.

Federal authorities arrested Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, and his chief-of-staff John Harris on federal corruption charges. Apparently the Gubernatorial Goobers were plotting to sell Barack Obama’s vacated Senate Seat to the highest bidder.

Literally. The selection wasn’t between one or two insanely rich friends of the Governor who would have owed him. He was shopping it around to everybody. A private board of directors here, a financier of a BS 501(c)3 there. Everybody. He stopped just short of placing it on eBay. Which would have actually been entertaining.

Just as the President-Elect was starting to make headway in denying that Illinois-Politics-As-Usual had changed; the Governor of that great state went and ruined it for him.

There are also charges that he threatened to withhold state funding from the owners of the Chicago Tribune because he didn’t agree with some of their editors. That appears to have been a move that actually worked as the Tribune declared bankruptcy on Monday.

Seriously, though, what do you expect from a guy named Rod?

Link to USA TODAY article, HERE.


~ by chrismcdevitt on December 9, 2008.

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