Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Illinois: Sold to the Highest Bidder

I’m sure you’ve heard by now: Our criminally insane Democratic governor, Rod R. Blagojevich, was arrested yesterday.

You can find all the dirty details on all the major news sites.

Of course anyone living in Illinois more than 10 minutes knew he was a criminal long before modern-day hero Patrick Fitzgerald made the announcement yesterday. But we didn’t know that Blago is a Class-A nut-job as well.

He’s been under federal investigation for at least three years. He knew he was being watched.

Still, he was scheming to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama.

Insane. Criminally insane.

And yes, it’s shocking. But here’s what really bothers me.

Someone (or maybe multiple someones) were buying. Or at least thinking about buying.

And if multiple someones were aware of this deal, how come no one – not one person – stepped forward to cry foul?

Of course the snitches are coming out of the woodwork now that this whole thing is public.

Read the transcripts and you’ll find that Obama is mentioned a lot. There was some speculation on a three-way deal that would land an Obama pick in the Senate seat and Blago in a cushy cabinet job – with certain union groups benefiting in between.

However, Blago is caught on tape saying the Obama administration wouldn’t be helpful.

His exact words: “They’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation. Fuck them.”

How did he know that? Did he ask them and they refused? Or did he know that without contacting them?

Is it possible that someone in the nascent Obama administration knew that Blago was selling that Senate seat to the highest bidder?

If so, they either a) Knew but didn’t say anything, b) Knew but said something and were told it was being handled or c) Didn’t know.

I guess the odds are in favor of them doing the right thing. But it bugs me.
I am listening to: Christmas songs
I am reading: All the blah blah on Blago
And I am: Disturbed


Charmaine said...

Excellent blog!!!!

Anonymous said...

Note: Hey I put this under the wrong blog entry - sorry - can you repost this in the right spot and delete the other? Pesky ain't I!

Or another take.
The guy decides he won't do business with Bank of America and two days later the FBI is knocking at his door.
Seems that all political appointments come with some sort of quid-pro-quo. But this dipshit couldn’t connect the – “I’m petting the cobra so I better watch my step” dots.
Sheesh… these guys… sometimes I wonder what’s in their heads.
CAT!! Later…

Dave said...

And what's with that hair?

Susan's Snippets said...

Hedy - My mother NEVER has trusted this governor, not because of anything that she ever heard or read...but because of his and I quote "little-beady-set-too-close-together eyes."

he lies

(Sorry I totally misinterpreted yesterday's blog!)

Dennis Hildebrand said...

Hey there!

Please do not post this, just wanted to say hi! Hi!

If a crook asked you to buy something and you say no, it does not make you a crook. If you know some crook asked someone to be a crook and they said no, it doesn't make you a crook either.

You shouldn't feel "distrubed", you should feel happy : )

I could really use some friendly advise sometime soon, when you have a minute to spare, look forward to hearing from you, hope you are well...


Charmaine said...

Further I would like to say,


In doing so I was kinda using my gangsta wrap voice.