Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich arrested

MenInTights

not a plastic bag
#2
He was trying to sell the Senate seat for several hundred thousand. Shows you how corrupt politics is. If someone is willing to pay a few hundred thousand for a seat, they know they will recoup that amount and more over the term of the seat. :shake: And people wonder why we don't trust politicians.
 

Kazmarov

For a Free Scotland
#4
Along with William Jefferson, it seems like corruption is getting purged early from the Democratic Party.

It looks like the state senate will probably just call a special election, rather than wait for him to resign or be convicted.
 

ExpectantlyIronic

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#5
What was he supposed to do? Just fucking give it away? ;) Now does this show that a lot of politicians are corrupt, or that corrupt politicians get caught. That's a thinker.
 

pro2A

Hell, It's about time!
#6
Along with William Jefferson, it seems like corruption is getting purged early from the Democratic Party.

It looks like the state senate will probably just call a special election, rather than wait for him to resign or be convicted.
If I remember correctly William Jefferson got away with it pretty much. I didn't hear much about it on the main stream media. I only learned about him thru talk radio.
 

pro2A

Hell, It's about time!
#9
and the mayor of Detroit...and Jim McGreevey, ex-gov of NJ. Its starting to sound like a bad sitcom now. lol.
Don't forget your buddy Stevens... although he may have agreed with us politically, he was charged with a lot of fraud.

I'm tired politicians who are corrupt regardless of party. It's good to see them in cuffs... it lets them know that the people are still in charge :)
 

MenInTights

not a plastic bag
#10
Don't forget your buddy Stevens... although he may have agreed with us politically, he was charged with a lot of fraud.

I'm tired politicians who are corrupt regardless of party. It's good to see them in cuffs... it lets them know that the people are still in charge :)
I didn't vote for Stevens and I'm glad he lost, but that was the most horribly managed trial I've ever seen. I don't think its over yet.
It could very well be my bias. I didn't support Stevens politically, but he was/is "Uncle Ted", so I have some hope that he's innocent.

At the end of the day, character is one of the few things that really matters because power corrupts.