Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blago's Not "Golden"

Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in a Federal Prison for his role in attempting to sell Barack Obama's Senate Seat after he won the presidency. He will not be eligible for parole in 12 years. No matter how hard he tried to rehab his reputation, he still was caught red handed (explicit language in the link) and the judge gave him an appropriate sentence.

Also relevant to Blago going away, hidden in the bylines of the big newspapers, the major Obama fundraiser Tony Rezko was recently sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison. Considering the election is less than a year away, we know why this was kept quiet.

This city and region has quite the history of political corruption and as Former Chicago City Clerk, Jim Laski, who wore a number himself, puts it, "Chicago politics has a unique flavor for corruption." (I regret not recording portions of that speech when I was in Chicago last April.) It's good to see these two go "up the river." Will there be more? Only time will tell...

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