Illinois Gov. Blagojevich Arrested In Comical Chicago Corruption Case
Rod Blagojevich, the comically corrupt governor of Illinois, wasarrested at his house this morning, by the Feds, for an absolutely insane amount of (alleged) crimes, including a brazen attempt to SELL Barack Obama's old Senate seat to, literally, the highest bidder. Blagojevich also wanted the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune fired, in exchange for his approval of the Wrigley Field sale by Tribune Co., because the paper kept calling for his impeachment. Everybody knew Blagojevich was an insane crook, including Blagojevich himself, which is why yet another part of his crazy plot was to appoint himself senator, so he could ... uh, get more money, to pay lawyers, when he got indicted. Also, a U.S. Senator can't be impeached as governor of Illinois, right?
Of course Blagojevich is a Democrat, as Illinois Democrats are famous scumbags. Although, to be fair, former Illinois Governor George Ryan is Republican, and he's already in prison. This state's political history is just a long episode of The Simpsons.
The U.S. Attorney, at the press conference just now, made sure to say several times that none of this has anything to do with Barack Obama or the transition team or whatever, so this proves Barack Obama really is a sleazy street hustler from Chicago!
Blagojevich arrested on federal charges [Chicago Tribune]