Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hello America! Get used to Illinois politics - you voted for 4 years of it!

By now, Rod Blobejevich (D-IL), the Governor of Illinois, is a household name. I boldfaced his party affiliation, since the MSM has been slightly less than coy with addressing that little tidbit, and I only bring this up since among blogs all over the blogosphere today, self-righteous libs incorrectly assumed he "must be a Republican't." Irony. As a Democrat, we would be too quick to assume he has become a household name through hard work, ingenious policymaking, diplomacy and politicking. No, in the typical milieu of the Democratic party, he has become infamous through scandal and failure. Around 6:30 a.m. today, he was arrested and indicted on charges of conspiracy, fraud and corruption.

From Yahoo news:

CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges he brazenly conspired to sell or trade President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder as part of what federal prosecutors called a "political corruption crime spree." A federal judge later ordered Blagojevich released on his own recognizance.

Prosecutors did not accuse Obama himself of any wrongdoing.

Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in an attempt to strong-arm the newspaper into firing editorial writers who had criticized him.

The 51-year-old Democrat was also accused of engaging in pay-to-play politics — that is, doling out jobs, contracts and appointments in return for campaign contributions.

"We were in the middle of a corruption crime spree, and we wanted to stop it," U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said, calling the charges against Blagojevich "a truly new low." He added: "The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave."

God damn! Have you ever seen this man's dopey eyes? How he could even conceive of this idea is amazing in the first place.

Additionally, Blagojevich himself sought to hopefully achieve a Cabinet position in Obama's administration, another fact that is being conveniently left out the majority of MSM reporting, for the fear of the negative associations with Obama's name and this political travesty, despite the fact Obama did not have anything to do with it.

More eloquence from Blagojevich:

"I've got this thing and it's (expletive) golden," he said of his authority to appoint Obama's replacement, "and I'm just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing. I'm not gonna do it."

Blagojevich also considered appointing himself to the Senate seat, telling his deputy governor that if "they're not going to offer me anything of value, I might as well take it," prosecutors said.

And in his typical graceful, sophisticated manner, he was overheard complaining at one that Obama's people are "not going to give me anything except appreciation." He added: "(Expletive) them."

Wow, the pride this man has for his state is overwhelming. The true irony is that Blagojevich ran on a reforming platform after the previous Governor, Republican George Ryan, was arrested and given six years in the slam for racketeering and bribes related to drivers licenses.

Know how Libs always accuse of Republicans as being out-of-touch, wealthy elitists who don't care about middle-class America because they are too blindsighted by their quest for wealth?

Blagojevich also talked about getting his wife placed on corporate boards where she might get $150,000 a year in director's fees.

In court papers, the FBI said Blagojevich expressed frustration at being "stuck" as governor. "I want to make money," the governor, whose salary is $177,412, was quoted as saying in one conversation.

Stick it up your ass, libs.
I'm interested in seeing how this is spun by liberal ass-tard bloggers and the media. My money is that they will instead focus entirely on the pressures of Blagojevich and the overwhelming expectations put on him to clean up the awful, big bad former Republican Governor's mess, and how given the circumstances, he isn't soooo bad. Then again, expecting a liberal to admit guilt or wrongdoing would require them to accept responsibility.

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