Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Blago Gets Busted! Bigtime...
talk about blatant influence-peddling, bullying critical media, general corruption, ego-centered paranoia!
No its not Chavez, or for that matter business-as-usual politics of many LA countries regardless of ideology.
Its the wacky reign of Gov. Rod Blagojevich in Illinois busted for trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat, shaking down the Chicago Tribune, shaking down business and individuals for contributions among other shenanigans. The federal indictment details all this fun, which has shocked even cynical Chicagoans used to outrageous behavior from politicians. Count Blagola is in for it....
Some wags have already said that US Attorney Fitzgerald should be appointed to the Senate - leaving Illinois polls in peace.
EDIT: For anyone not familiar with the Loop area in Chicago, the US District Court in the Dirksen Center where the governor was dragged in, is directly across the street from where the transition is being run...Actually they are 2 of the 3 buildings in the complex known as the Federal Central , designed by Mies Van Der Rohe.
It is this proximity that explains why the national media covered the Courthouse action so quickly, and ran back to get quotes from the President-elect. And the US Attorneys office and detention areas are also there.