Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Will Illinois Corruption Finally Stick to Obama?

With the spectacularly audacious corruption being uncovered in Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich's case I can't help but wonder if any of the Obama faithful -now hopefully sobered by time and several quickly broken promises- will at least validate the concerns of those weary about electing a Chicago machine politician to the most powerful seat in the world.

The idea that Obama can spend 20 years in and around the Chicago machine- and not only survive, but thrive- without being either complicit in or willfully blind to massive corruption is fantasy.

Here was a governor putting a US senate seat literally up for sale. If it was "for sale" then it's also impossible that the whole Democrat power structure wasn't fully aware of it and even likely that it was business as usual. After all, there's no point in putting something up for sale to the highest bidder if you don't publicize it.

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