Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Another Scandal. This Time - In Illinois.

If there was an award for a long descent of personal destruction, Democrat Rod Blagojevich gets the award for the decade. The Governor of Illinois today was arrested on charges he was "selling" the U.S. Senate seat formerly occupied by President-elect Obama.
Blago, do you want to further go down your hole of public opinion? This guy is already one of the country's least popular governors and comes from a state where a number of the most recent governors, as recent as his predecessor George Ryan, have served jail time for corruption and/or any other unbecoming activities.
The governor, who was elected in 2002 after serving in Illinois' 5th District in Congress, pledged to clean up what George Ryan had done to the state. Seems like the more you hate something, the more you become it.
I'm fairly familiar with Blagojevich and have been having him on my radar for quite some time, especially before his re-election in 2006.

So you had six potential candidates for that lovely U.S. Senate seat, including Obama friend Valarie Jarrett, state VA director and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Senate president Emil Jones Jr., and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Mr. Jackson, son of former perennial presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, has been named as "Senate Candidate 5," the one of most speculation for possible wrong doing.

I'm not a fan of Congressman Jackson. I had seen him on an interview with Don Lemon on CNN and let me tell you, the arrogance of this guy who almost feels like that Senate seat is suppose to his is completely against what today's politics should be about.

So let's say Blago resigns or removed, who should become that U.S. Senator?

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