Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Pay and Play Politics
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested for trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder. In a long line of questionable associations by Barack Obama, yet another one has come home to roost. Obama was quick to disassociate himself with Blagojevich with a statement, however, and the media will probably accept that with ease.
Blagojevich is yet another example of the corruption that is Illinois politics. Chicago politics, in particular, is the nastiest of the most corrupt political arenas (I heard on the radio today that 4 out of the last 7 Illinois governors have wound up in jail), in fact - and this is where our smug messiah President Elect was hatched out of.
I have a question about the investigation that landed Blagojevich into the hands of arresting officers, however. Why is it that the investigation was stopped when it was and the Illinois Governor was apprehended before he actually sold the seat? Did the investigators wish to keep him from actually committing the felony? Were they trying to protect other Democrats? Did they stop it before it became too complex and somehow dragged Obama into it?
Blogojevich spent little time behind bars, getting out quickly on bail, and is now claiming he did nothing wrong and it will take a pry-bar now to get him out of the governor's mansion. Could you imagine if he was a Republican? The left would be calling for his head!
One thing is for sure, however; the questionable associations of Barack Obama are finally starting to get through the skulls of the mainstream media . . . or at least some of them. This is yet another example of who the friends of Barack Obama are - and as you remember being told when you were younger by those more wiser than thou: You become who you hang around.