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Illinois Governor arrested…

Good morning Netizens...

It's not really part of our local political schema but part of an even bigger picture. The FBI arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris this morning on federal corruption charges. There are a long list of charges and even talk of his impeachment.

All this time we have been led to believe that Washington State has to be the most-corrupt state in the union. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the head of the FBI office in Chicago said if Illinois isn’t the most corrupt state in the United States, it’s a strong competitor. We have runners-up for such a horrible title?

Among the charges levied against Blagojevich were that he was attempting to sell former State Senator Barack Obama's senate seat for cash. Perhaps like most of us, the Governor was a little short of cash for last-minute Christmas Shopping.


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