Thursday, January 29, 2009

Justice Served in IL

Ill. senate votes 59-0 to remove Gov. Blagojevich

U.S. Attorney Patrict Fitzgerald said prosecutors had no choice but to step in and stop a political corruption "crime spree" - one that was gaining speed before a tough new campaign finance law took effect Jan. 1.

The most spectacular allegation was that Blagojevich had been caught on wiretaps scheming to sell an appointment to Obama's Senate seat for campaign cash or a plum job for himself or his wife.

"I've got this thing and it's (expletive) golden, and I'm just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing. I'm not gonna do it," he was quoted as saying on a government wiretap.

Prosecutors also said he illegally pressured people to make campaign contributions and tried to get editorial writers fired from the Chicago Tribune for badmouthing him in print.

What's really interesting is the allegation that Blagojevich makes about all of our elected officials.
But he said the tapes captured something that "all of us in politics do in order to run campaigns and win elections."
So what do you think, Is Blagojevich right? Are all politicians as dirty as he claims?

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