Alternate title for this post: US SENATE SEAT FOR SALE!
So he was arrested for corruption in association with naming Obama’s succesor. Is this bad for Obama? I guess a little but not much. But we have all known Blago is doing this for a long time. We have all been waiting for a corruption indictment for weeks, months, years. SO here it is. This will mess up the state. Yikes. I voted for this yahoo. Sorry. But he really was the better one at the time. He has been ineffective, corrupt, and silly. Hopefully he will go away now and we can get along with running our state.
And wow — threatening to withold state support unless the Tribune fired reporters who were critical of him? Wow. That’s crazy. They are REPORTERS – you don’t think this is going to leak out? Corrupt and stupid.
EDITED TO ADD: Every time I refresh the NYTimes there is more detail including allegations that he told an adviser he was going to get cash up front from “candidate #5” in exchange for the seat. There is a taped conversation of him with a representative of “candidate #5” offering $500k. It was just for f%#@*&g sale. I am disgusted. DISGUSTED.
My first reaction was happiness that he seems caught — this has been a problem for a long time. Then, I thought he was just stupid. Now I am disgusted and angry. I am hitting the highlights on the grief cycle pretty rapidly.
You can read the indictment here.