Wow, just when you think dirty politics can’t get any worse than our Chicago-run state government, our brain-surgeon of a Governor pulls a dumb-and-dumber move that trumps everything that’s come before. What kind of dufus, who knows he’s being investigated by the feds, and has been for 4 years, gets on the phone and makes the outrageous statements that Blago has made? Who in their right mind would implicate themselves like that?
Who indeed, but a Chicago politician who seriously believes that nothing he does can be wrong or be held against him? To really understand this, you have to see how blatant his violations of laws and ethics are. He truly believes that he can do no wrong and that he’ll be protected by his connections no matter what happens.
And what’s with the knee-jerk reaction by Obama’s camp? Why deny something that would be completely normal and reasonable? I think I’d be surprised if Obama DIDN’T want to have a say in who was picked as his replacement – after all, he was voted for by the people, he should have an interest in making sure his replacement has similar
I’d like to point and yell, “Look, it’s the Democrats, it’s all their fault!” Sadly, there’s enough Republican history of corruption in Illinois to make that impossible.
The really shameful thing is that we (Illinois as a whole, not me) re-elected this guy as our Governor. I realize the Republicans didn’t offer up much of an exciting alternative in Topinka, and many still had George Ryan fresh in their minds, but to vote back in Blago?
I suppose if nothing else positive comes of this governor’s time in office, maybe it will help dim the memories of Ryan and help us down-staters swing the balance back a little to the conservative side of things. If we can’t and the Democrats keep pushing businesses out of the state, there won’t be much left to be proud of.