Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Should I Apologize Now?
For voting for this fool? Twice?
Blago Taken Into Federal Custody For Abusing His Authority To Appoint Obama Successor
A 76-page FBI affidavit alleges that Blagojevich was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps during the last month conspiring to sell or trade Illinois’ U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama for financial and other personal benefits for himself and his wife. At various times, in exchange for the Senate appointment, Blagojevich discussed obtaining:I knew he'd f*cked up various health programs, tho talked the good talk in newsletters etc., but if true this is incredible!
– a substantial salary for himself at a either a non-profit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions;
– placing his wife on paid corporate boards where he speculated she might garner as much as $150,000 a year;
– promises of campaign funds – including cash up front; and
– a cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself.
I know everyone else out there liked Claypool for governor last time, but I didn't think he'd be effective, since he seemed too nice. And we have a fine tradition in Illinois electing effective, corrupt officials.
Blago, please resign right now. Pat Quinn is an ok guy (I think... who knows what to think any more). Maybe after this he won't try to sell Obama's senate seat, at the very least.
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