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Old 12-09-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: deafened by howls of 'racism!!!'
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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested Tuesday morning in Chicago on two counts each of federal corruption charges stemming from allegations Blagojevich was trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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He's dead meat, and rightly so. Though I'm a DEM, my feelings are to charge him, try him and if convicted, put him in jail.

He can join the former GOP Gov of ILL who already sits in jail on corruption issues. It would probably be a national "first" to have two Govs from the SAME state both sitting in jail at the same time. At least both parties in ILL are equally crooked, ehh?
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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He's dead meat, and rightly so. Though I'm a DEM, my feelings are to charge him, try him and if convicted, put him in jail.

He can join the former GOP Gov of ILL who already sits in jail on corruption issues. It would probably be a national "first" to have two Govs from the SAME state both sitting in jail at the same time. At least both parties in ILL are equally crooked, ehh?
Chicaga is a town of paybacks - Ryna, Thompson, Walker before him all had some issues - Ryan got convicted. Daily has stayed clean somehow - he takes after his dad.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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If left alone long enough corruption becomes the "system" instead of the law. Illinois has been left alone long enough.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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I wish Michigan would do something about Granholm; it took them long enough to throw Kwame's *** in the slammer!

I think all poilticians are corrupt-but it's nice to see someone (Blagojevich) is being held accountable for something...
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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If left alone long enough corruption becomes the "system" instead of the law. Illinois has been left alone long enough.
That's what happens in blue states.

They get left alone...
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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The one who was governor before him was in jail too so they can keep each other comapny...maybe a tea party in jail!
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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At least both parties in ILL are equally crooked, ehh?
And a Senator from IL was just elected President...

Yes! We! Can!
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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When do you think we'll find out who the 5 "canididates" are??? Anyone want to make wagers on their identity??

Seriously, this incident in Chicago is probably a fairly regular occurence and we are just hearing about this one...
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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Has any politican NOT been corrupt to come out of Illinois?
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