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

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges. Click here for the latest updates from the Breaking News Center.

    A three-year federal corruption investigation of pay-to-play politics in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration has expanded to include his impending selection of a new U.S. senator to succeed President-elect Barack Obama, the Tribune has learned.

    Federal authorities got approval from a judge before the November general election to secretly record the governor, sources told the Tribune, and among their concerns was whether the selection process might be tainted. That possibility has become a focus in an intensifying investigation that has included recordings of the governor and the cooperation of one of his closest friends.
    Rod Blagojevich, Illinois governor -- chicagotribune.com

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

    I'm not surprised.
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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    A 76-page FBI affidavit alleges that Blagojevich was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps during the last month conspiring to sell or trade Illinois' U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama for financial and other personal benefits for himself and his wife. At various times, in exchange for the Senate appointment, Blagojevich discussed obtaining:

    A substantial salary for himself at a either a non-profit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions;

    Placing his wife on paid corporate boards where he speculated she might garner as much as $150,000 a year;

    Promises of campaign funds – including cash up front; and

    A cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself.
    cbs2chicago.com - Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Arrested By Federal Agents

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

    I have to assume that Blagojevich is guilty of something at this point - the FBI doesn't just go around arresting governors for nothing. Assuming so, I have to say that the arrogance that is shown by his actions leads me to believe that such scumbags think that they are beyond the law... that they can't get caught! Although Obama does not appear to be involved here, this caper does put a spotlight on the cesspool from which Obama obtained his political power!
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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    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.
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    If anyone has ever met his father-in-law, Dick Mell, you KNEW this was going to happen.
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    Re: Ill. Governor taken into custody, Obama's seat part of inquery...

    Another one bites the dust. What is it with governors? Do they think they are untouchable?

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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.

    It was in the past a caricature showing the former DC Mayor Marion Barry walking like a Jesus over a pool of mud while his political friends were sinking and trying to float at its surface. A similar scenario has been observed with Obama in his campaign, everybody sinking around but him...but Marion Barry finally lost his miracly luck...

    If something fishing is around Obama...the plastic cover which impedes to spread that smell will be broken in one way or another...lets see if this is such a rupture into something else...I still give the benefit of doubt...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelbuc View Post
    I have to assume that Blagojevich is guilty of something at this point - the FBI doesn't just go around arresting governors for nothing. Assuming so, I have to say that the arrogance that is shown by his actions leads me to believe that such scumbags think that they are beyond the law... that they can't get caught! Although Obama does not appear to be involved here, this caper does put a spotlight on the cesspool from which Obama obtained his political power!
    Yea...sort of like Alaska, Stevens and Palin huh...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by conquer View Post
    It was in the past a caricature showing the former DC Mayor Marion Barry walking like a Jesus over a pool of mud while his political friends were sinking and trying to float at its surface. A similar scenario has been observed with Obama in his campaign, everybody sinking around but him...but Marion Barry finally lost his miracly luck...

    If something fishing is around Obama...the plastic cover which impedes to spread that smell will be broken in one way or another...lets see if this is such a rupture into something else...I still give the benefit of doubt...
    As Obama showed with Reverend Wright, he's [Obama] not afraid to throw someone overboard if they hurt his politics too much. I mean, didn't he say something like he'd no sooner disown Wright than he would his own grandma or something to that effect? Yeah right. Overboard when Wright refused to shut his mouth on the national stage. Obama will jettison anyone who threatens his career. Fair enough, at least you know what you're getting with that. My contention since before the election took place was that you could never trust Obama because Obama is Chicago, and Chicago is corrupted to the core. Chicago controls Illinois politics, Illinois politics is a cesspool of evil, theft, bribery, and worse. Much worse.

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