Nancy Pelosi’s Culture of Corruption – Rod Blagojevich
This is just precious:
Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff were arrested in Chicago Tuesday on two counts each of corruption charges relating to trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat.
You just have to read it all to get just how fubar this Democrat has been. Basically, the charge that prompted this was Blagovich was selling Obama’s seat to the highest bidder. The payoff apparently was, get this, he wanted a position associated with, drum roll please, labor unions. You know, the people like SIEU who donate heavily to any Democrat while their employers are going bankrupt and their members lose their jobs. If the labor union route didn’t work, Blagovich would have settled for $250,000 a year running a non-profit. Oddly enough, an apparent central figure in the whole thing is Tony Rezko. You know, the disgraced businessman, influence peddler, and Obama supporter. Given all the charges, the Illinois governor who replaced the previous governor who wound up serving time, faces a decade or two of prison time for, roll the drum please, doing exactly what the previous governor before him did. Now, Ryan’s kinda in the news now, as Dick Durbin of all people, requested a pardon for Ryan. Blagojevich, probably sensing things to come, supported the pardon request.
What’s just as precious to me, the article I cited went 667 words without ever mentioning that Blagojevich is a Democrat. What’s kind of shocking to me is that it’s Foxnews. I guess they’re in the tank as well these days ( just kiddin! ).
Anyways, things are probably going to be fun to watch in Illinois for a while I imagine. I hear Nancy Pelosi’s flying to Springfield this afternoon to condemn Blagovich as yet another example of the Republican Culture of Corruption and deny the fact that any Democrat had anything to do with Blagovich’s scandals. Also, Keith Olbermann will be doing a piece decrying Blagovish as the worst, governor, ever.
Serious question tho, with the governor under felony indictiments regarding the appointment of a US Senator, how does that affect the process? I will assume Pat Quinn, the Lt. Governor, would assume day to day responsibilities of the governor, if he doesn’t resign ( I don’t see Blagovich’s ego allowing for that ). However, I’m not sure the law would allow for a Lt Governor to appoint a Senator. And, given the situation, I can’t really see any judge allowing the appointment to continue through the Governor’s office. This will be fun to watch.