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Forum Post: Blagojevich is just the beginning

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 8, 2011, 3:17 a.m. EST by MerchantofLight (46) from Chicago, IL
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[-] 1 points by Restorefreedomtoall1776 (272) from Bayonne, NJ 10 years ago

How did the Land of Lincoln spawn such incredible layers of political corruption? It seems to have no end and, with the potential of having at least 2 ex-governors in prison for less-than-ethical-conduct, where will it lead? To a reform movement, or a continuation of the same old tired political misbehavior?

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 10 years ago

He was probably the least corrupt politician in Illinois. Which is not saying much.

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 10 years ago

Blagovich helps me understand why idiots are bosses. Powerful people need to be corrupt to do the 1%'s bidding.

[-] 0 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 10 years ago
[-] 1 points by OccupyNews (1220) 10 years ago

Did Blagojevich actually accept any money?

[-] 0 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 10 years ago

He's not accused of taking money like Mike Bloomberg's friends do. He is accused really of being a politician who cannot buy his office, yet actins so "uppity" as to fight the Bank of America and Big Pharma and raise taxes oin the rich, in behalf of the majority of citizens of Illinois.

[-] 1 points by OccupyNews (1220) 10 years ago

I ended up writing an article about Rod for my dailypuma blog.

http://dailypuma.blogspot.com/2011/12/rod-blagojevich-verdict-what-went.html

[-] 0 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 10 years ago

Blagojevich got a bad rap. I hope he wins on appeal. He fought Bank of America on behalf of low wage workers in Chicago. He fought to increase medical care for the people of Illinois. His crime really was that he had to play for pay, which is the idiom of all politics in this country as he is not a billionaire. In other words, for being a Robin Hood while not being Michael Bloomberg.

http://axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/17158

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Blagojevich