Tuesday, December 09, 2008

A Real Stupid Politician

The governor of Illinois, Rod R. Blagojevich, was arrested today.

It always amazing me what these guys think they can get away with in this day and age. Read all about it here in the Post:

FBI agents this morning arrested Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich (D) and his chief of staff on conspiracy and bribery charges, including allegations that the governor was seeking to benefit financially from his appointment of a successor to the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

Lending urgency to federal action in the case, Fitzgerald said, was not only the prospect that Blagojevich could make a tainted appointment of a new senator, but other pending official acts of corruption. He cited an effort by Blagojevich to obtain a $100,000 campaign contribution in return for signing a bill, a decision to hold up an $8 million grant to a children's hospital because its chief executive had not made a recent contribution and mounting pressure on the Tribune to fire editorial writers. Fitzgerald said he lay awake at night worrying about new layoffs at the paper and the fate of one targeted editorialist in particular.

It sounds as if Blagojevich and aids were aware they were being investigated so one does wonder why they didn't take some precautions so their conversations would not be recorded. Just goes to show how stupid they really are.

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