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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

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    I was born and raised in Niles, just a bit outside of Chicago. I love the city itself, it has some of the best things in the world. Science and nature Museum, Shedd Aquarium...one of the best aquarium's in the US. Field museum, art; in total Chicago has some of the best in the world I dare say. Chicago in and of itself is pretty awesome, except for the cabbies whom I believe are all totally insane and have no regard for driving laws.

    But when it comes to the politics, it's a **** hole.
    I just PM'd you. I grew up in Niles as well.
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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    An article in Yahoo says this:

    Illinois law allows Blagojevich to make an appointment while in jail.


    Impeachment hearings likely against Blagojevich - Yahoo! News

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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

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    Illinois law was mostly written by gangsters.
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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    According to the Illinois constitution, a Governor can only be removed from office either by impeachment or if s/he is convicted of a felonly while in office. In either case the Lieutenant Governor would fill in until the next election.

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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    How many IL governors does this put into jail? Illinois, thanks to Chicago, is probably the most corrupt body politic in the nation. No one runs corruption and underhanded dealings like Chicago, no one. Of course Obama is dirty as well, you can't come up through Chicago clean; that is the one truth of Illinois politics. You can not come up through Chicago clean.
    Chicago-style politics as usual - this upstanding gov cannot even handle replacing Obama without wanting a kickback. That's why Obama was so happy there, his kind of politics, down and dirty.

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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    Reading some of the crap this guy has done:

    He said Blagojevich was looking to pull $8 million in funding for a children's hospital after the hospital's chief executive officer did not give a $50,000 contribution to the governor's campaign.
    it was expected that Blagojevich would soon sign into law a bill that would direct a percentage of casino revenue to the horse racing industry -- a bill supported by someone who contributed $100,000.

    "To let that bill be signed, to me, would be very, very troubling," Fitzgerald said.
    In a 76-page affidavit, federal authorities say wiretaps caught Blagojevich conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat in exchange for financial benefits for himself and his wife, Patti.

    The governor also often weighed the option of appointing himself to the Senate seat, saying he was "stuck" at governor and might have access to more resources as a senator than as a governor, the affidavit says. A Senate seat could also help him remake his image ahead of a possible presidential run in 2016. "If ... they're not going to offer anything of any value, then I might just take it," he said in one conversation.
    Blagojevich allegedly directed Harris to tell Tribune officials that state assistance would be withheld unless members of the Chicago Tribune's editorial board were fired. The Illinois governor saw them as "driving discussion of his possible impeachment," the affidavit said.

    "Our recommendation is fire all those [expletive] people, get 'em the [expletive] out of there and get us some editorial support," the governor allegedly said in one phone call.

    Federal authorities also allege the governor and Harris schemed with others -- including convicted real estate developer Antoin "Tony" Rezko -- to obtain financial benefit
    U.S. attorney: Blagojevich has taken us to 'new low' - CNN.com

    I say hang the treasonous bastard!
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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Reading some of the crap this guy has done:




    U.S. attorney: Blagojevich has taken us to 'new low' - CNN.com

    I say hang the treasonous bastard!
    He's probably trying to work out a deal right now.

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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Way to try and score political points and FAIL.

    Illinois, and Chicago in general, has a systemic issue with corruption going back beyond just this governor and beyond even the past 3 years.

    I'm sure Ikari, or Tucker, who both seems far more versed in this could explain it in further detail and just how far reaching it goes.

    You however want to point at one person serving in the state obviously guilty of things (Stevens), and one Palin whose one main accusation is still pending and can be argued on both sides, and try to act like that somehow proves its any where near the level of Illinois politics for decades and decades.

    So, are you actually asserting that based on those two examplse that Alaska has a similar systemic corruption problem that Illinois has...? Or was it just a really ****ty attempt to score political points that is laughable outside of a few typical fanboys?
    I don't need to score points from anyone and could really care less whether or not you think my point is valid. Really. I care less.

    So, simply put all I did was shine the light on the same type of guilt by association being caste in the other direction. Don't like it? Don't respond.

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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Way to try and score political points and FAIL.

    Illinois, and Chicago in general, has a systemic issue with corruption going back beyond just this governor and beyond even the past 3 years.

    I'm sure Ikari, or Tucker, who both seems far more versed in this could explain it in further detail and just how far reaching it goes.

    You however want to point at one person serving in the state obviously guilty of things (Stevens), and one Palin whose one main accusation is still pending and can be argued on both sides, and try to act like that somehow proves its any where near the level of Illinois politics for decades and decades.

    So, are you actually asserting that based on those two examplse that Alaska has a similar systemic corruption problem that Illinois has...? Or was it just a really ****ty attempt to score political points that is laughable outside of a few typical fanboys?
    In rsixing's defense, I don't see the use of "sort of" as equating to "a similar systemic corruption problem that Illinois has...." I really don't.

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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    Oh, I'm sorry...

    I must've been confused. See, I thought we were on a debate forum about politics. You know, one where someone makes a statement and other people respond to those statements. Sometimes, that response is critical of the other persons statement because they poster doesn't agree with it or because they feel the information is poorly proposed.

    Silly me.

    Well, I guess for you its a good thing this isn't a debate forum about politics. Or else I would point out how you didn't "Shine a light on the same type of guilt be association" at all. Because by showing two people, one of which convicted and one of which isn't, and trying to equate that to just one more arrest in a decades old lieneage of corrpution is not "the same type". That's kind of like pointing to someone that has cancer and also eats carrots and going "See, carrots cause cancer just like smoking does. Its the same type of thing!". I mean, if it was a debate forum I would point that out...though I guess if it was a debate site I wouldn't need to point that out because that's what my previous post kind of pointed out...but since its not I guess its not really needed right?

    IF this was a debate site as well, I'd point out you're the silly poster here trying to score political points and make this a "left vs right" thing, as evident by your talk about "the other direction" in your post I guess I shouldn't respond to since we're not on a debate site. You see, I see the OP talking about corruption in Illinois politics, not illinois democrat politics. I see Ikari talking about corrupt Illinois and Chicago politicians, not corrupt Illinois and Chicago democrats. Rebelbuc doesn't even talk about the democrats Obama is around, but Chicago.

    If you were interested in being anything other than a partisan hack here, and actually read the thread (wait, maybe this isn't a site for reading since apparently you also don't think its a site for debating), you'd see the discussion wasn't about "republican" or "Democrat" but "Illinois Politicians". Which, regardless of party, Obama is one and thus he's mentioned. Republicans are also part of the systemic corruption of Illinois politics for ages on end.

    So you shed light on nothing. You made an asanine point because your Spidey like "partisan-sense" went off and you thought "OH OH OH OH OH I can insult Palin and stick it to those mean old republicans!" This is even evident in your next post wanting so badly to have it "cast in the other direction", when in reality no one was casting it in any direction save for towards Illinois. But god forbid your most wonderful and precious Obama be critizied even slightly...if that happens we must attack! We must make some comment, even if it is as close to hitting the actual point or topic of the thread as Virginia is to California.

    I would say all that if this was a debate site, but apparently according to you its not. Apparently I'm not supposed to counter asanine, worthless points you make in a debate type style. I'm just supposed to not respond because apparently I was mistaken I was on a forum called "DEBATE Politics".

    My apologize rsixing. Continue to enjoy "Soapbox Politics where no one may dare say I'm wrong".

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