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Here we go again, another corrupt politician from the Chicago political scene, who would have believed it? It really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that one more of these gangster politicians from the windy city got caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Corruption in Chicago politics goes way back to the days of Al Capone.

Now we can add the name of Ill Gov. Rod Blagojevich to the long, historic, and infamous list of crooked politicians that includes one of my personal favorites Mayor of Chicago Richard J, Daly. This man is the OG politician from Chicago. He was such a thug that he strong armed over 30,000 deceased people to vote in an election season.

I do believe that Rod Blagojevich may have the good mayor beat though, because he actually believed that he could sell a US senate seat. As if the dark underworld of Chicago politics and politics in Illinois as it usually is would be able to sell one of its own into the senate. Sounds like a criminal enterprise to me.

Today the FBI arrested Rod Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff John Harris were each charged with two counts each of federal corruption charges based on information that they were attempting to sell Barack Obama’s senate seat. The feds even have a recorded conversation were Blagojevich says that the senate seat is a valuable thing and you don’t give it away for nothing.

Then there is the charge of attempting to strong arm the Chicago Tribune newspaper into getting the editorial staff to back off of the bad press he has been getting there by using state aid to the company as a club. The charges also deal with Blagojevich’s desire to pull 8 million dollars in funding back from the Children’s Memorial Hospital because he did not receive a personal contribution from the hospital in the amount of 50, 000 dollars.

The charges also include Blagojevich and Harris in schemes involving already convicted defendants Antonin Rezco, Stuart Levine, and Ali Alta. The US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald who is assigned to the case stated that the government is making no allegations that Obama was aware of Blagojevich’s scheming. I guess Obama was the last honest politician in Chicago when he was an Illinois senator.

That’s all I have to talk about for today, but I will be back again tomorrow with another post for all of you. Don’t forget to vote in the poll I put up yesterday it runs to the end of this week. Have a terrific Tuesday, CIAO4NOW!!!!!


It's true about Chicago politicians and they wonder why we should worry about Obama.

December 10, 2008 at 10:50 PM  

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