So, Things Are Kind Of Eventful In My Home State . . .
Those who follow Illinois politics with even a mild degree of interest are not in the least bit surprised to find out that Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested and accused of having involved in pay-to-play schemes at the highest levels of Illinois government. What happens with Blagojevich is anyone’s guess; he may try to remain Governor through this entire sordid mess, he may resign or | Read More »
Will the recent indictment of Governor Blagojevich consume President-elect Obama?
Throughout his term as Governor, Rod Blagojevich, used his position as the state’s highest executive to wheel and deal for personal and financial gain. Apparently, no one was above having to meet on his terms — even the President-elect.
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And the fun with Blagojevich has just *started*.
Ah, Fitzmas. I don’t know what’s droller: this predictive post, or the querulous comments to it. BlagoGate: Obama’s Burden At a news conference just now, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald made very clear that he had uncovered no evidence of misbehavior on the part of Barack Obama. “I should be clear that the complaint makes no allegations whatsoever about the president-elect or his conduct,” he said. | Read More »
Blagojevich Arrest Disrupts Appointment to Obama’s Seat
Just in case you haven’t heard Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (DEMOCRAT) was arrested this morning on a host of charges which includes shopping President-Elect Obama’s Senate Seat to the highest bidder. One would think that common sense deems that a man arrested for shopping a Senate seat would not get to name a person to that Senate seat. However, it appears that Governor Blagojevich will still make | Read More »
Today is a date that will live in infamy. (At least to many in IL)
As I woke up this morning I started to hear the wisper that I have known was coming for six years now. My wonderfully corrupt governor, Mr. Rod Blagojevich, was formally charged by the FBI with corruption charges. The FBI in their press conference that is occurring right now says that they have been wire tapping Governor Blagojevich’s phone at his state offices and even | Read More »
Charges Against Blago Imply Obama Camp Link
The Chicago Tribune has posted the text of the federal complaint against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. It’s a fascinating read. And one of the specific charges seems to strongly imply that the Governor or his representatives contacted someone in the Obama campaign seeking to trade the designation of Barack Obama’s successor in the Senate for the job as Secretary of HHS. Did Obama or someone | Read More »
Mr. President, ignore Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Do NOT commute George Ryan’s sentence.
Note: “former Governor” is a title of trust and respect, and Ryan has forfeited both. Please refresh your memory of the details of his criminal activities before you read on: it’s necessary to understand Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL)… well, “failure” is a nice, non-judgmental word, I suppose. John Kass likes “foolish”: Just before Thanksgiving, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) moistened his finger and, as he has | Read More »
Why President-elect Obama should pick a Republican to replace him in the Senate.
Yes, I know that formally he has no say in the decision; and yes, I know that the title’s self-evidently ridiculous. Still, it’d solve his problem nearly. Obviously, after January 20, 2009 Illinois is going to need a new junior Senator, and the politicking for that seat has been intense, and increasingly louder. It’d probably be easier to give the names of Illinois politicians who | Read More »
Some RECOMMENDED Diary items you may have missed (as they scrolled off list quickly)
(RS:Help 4.0) ….. lists links here-in last updated: August 2009…. The “I’ve been here, jump directly to updated (by Category) links Section” link Some Diary entries get lost in the shuffle, IMO. Some days the number of entries trickle and other days they FLOOD and good stuff gets pushed off the page, sometimes in less than 8-12 hours. I hope you’ll consider reviewing some of | Read More »
, Al Franken
, Barack Obama
, Climate Change
, Global Warming
, Harry Reid
, Recommended List
, Rod Blagojevich
, Roland Burris
, Sarah Palin
Shocker: Dem Governor Wants to Illegally Expand Government
In Illinois, Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) wants to move the state’s Dept. of Transportation out of the capital city, Springfield, and into downstate Harrisburg. Using the usual twisted Democrat logic, he believes that more government will make people happier and give them better lives. At first, it sounds good: “That would provide both millions of dollars in economic benefit for a region that badly needs | Read More »
Anti-Gun Governor Evokes 2nd Amendment to Quell Violence in Anti-Gun City
By Commodore Perry This article is just something else. One of the biggest arguments in favor of allowing individuals to own guns is that it helps reduce violence because lawless gun owners no longer feel like they have free reign over the gun-less, more law-abiding, population. But in Chicago, a city very close to my heart, there has been a ban similar to that of | Read More »