A disturbing news story this morning about Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich being taken into FBI custody after an extensive investigation into his efforts to profit from his duty to choose Obama's successor in the Senate. Blagojevich's record is dirty all around, as you will see from this timeline; it's corruption worthy of any big-time crook and strong-arm thug. Ugh. The story doesn't reflect well on some of the contenders who evidently offered huge kickbacks and payments to Blagojevich and his family for consideration as the Senate replacement.
I can imagine what the right-wingers are going to say about this, and no doubt they'll try to drag Obama into the fray, but I have read nothing so far involving him.
This is the kind of politics that must change.
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