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Thought Process Flowchart: Rod Blagojevich

December 12, 2008

From 23/6

0607closer_blagoafterAs the political career of Gov Blago comes crashing to the ground in an explosion of profanity and Pantene Pro-V Conditioner for Full and Thick Hair, we can only sift through the debris to figure out just what caused him to be so brazenly corrupt. Listening to the tapes you almost think he’s actually daring the Feds to capture him. One can only wonder, what the hell was this guy thinking…
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CHICAGO WINS!

December 11, 2008

aemiliasAemilia ScottOperation Itch Contributor

Hey New York: Suck it! SUCK IT! You feel that? That’s the feeling of Chicago coming up behind you and stealing your city’s thunder. Chicago is the Second City no longer. We are now the First City of endemic, bald faced, corruption. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has pushed us to number one! NUMBER ONE! Every other urban center in America can suck Chicago’s Rod.

I can clearly remember the pathetic grandstanding you New Yorkers did this year over Elliot Spitzer. “Oh, look at me, I’m from New York, My governor resigned because he spent 4000 bucks boinking a chick from New Jersey.” You know what? I could spend 4000 bucks boinking a chick from New Jersey if I really wanted to. And I’m not even running for Senate yet.

Your gubernatorial scandals fucking suck, New York. Blagojevich went to jail, and his predecessor Governor George Ryan is also in jail. That’s two consecutive governors in jail at once. And when Blago is booked, that’ll be five out of our last nine governors all doing jail time. EAT IT, New York State. Governor Patterson done anything dirty lately? I fucking doubt it.
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THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER | Governor Blagojevich | PBS

December 11, 2008

PBS                                                                                                                              jump to most recent post
Officials arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday on allegations of soliciting bribes for President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat and other claims. Reporters detail the charges to Ray Suarez.

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Who Will Go Down with Blagojevich?

December 10, 2008

John NicholsTheNation.com.

Busted!

Busted!

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a scandal-plagued Democrat who, among other things, was preparing to appoint a senatorial successor to President-elect Barack Obama, was arrested Tuesday by FBI agents on what can only be described as breathtaking charges of corruption.

Needless to say, this is more than just another bust of another allegedly crooked governor of a state that has sent a good many of chief executives to prison — including Blagojevich’s predecessor, Republican George Ryan.

What are the ramifications?

First off, Obama is going to face questions about Blagojevich, a fellow Chicago pol with whom the president-elect served in the Illinois statehouse during from 2003 to 2005, when Blagojevich was governor and Obama was a state senator. The president-elect is not saying much beyond a standard “it’s a sad day for Illinois” lamentation.

Obama would appear to be on pretty solid ground, as he was never particularly close to the governor. But the right-wing echo chamber will go wild about the fact that the two were in the same room with one another dozens of times and knew hundreds, perhaps thousands, of the same people — including unsavory characters such as Chicago fixer Tony Rezko.       (*****SEE VIDEO BELOW THE FOLD*****) 
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