Friday, January 02, 2009

Chicago Politics

Item 116 of the 78 page criminal complaint, United States of America v. Rod R. Blagojevich, and John Harris filed in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division:
116. In addition, in the course of the conversations over the last month ROD BLAGOJEVICH has spent significant time weighing the option of appointing himself to the open Senate seat, and has expressed a variety of reasons for doing so, including frustration at being "stuck" as governor, a belief that he will be able to obtain greater resources if he is indicted as a sitting Senator as opposed to a sitting governor, and a desire to remake his image in consideration of a possible run for President in 2016, avoid impeacment by the Illinois legislature, make corporate contacts that would be of value to him after leaving public office, facilitate his wife's employment as a lobbyist, and assist in generating speaking fees should he decide to leave public office.
My new bumpersticker:

Leggo O'My Blago
Blagojevich/Madoff -2016

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