Tuesday, December 9, 2008

C'mon Man!

After hearing about Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest I just had to borrow that line from the ESPN guys.

url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASLFUqFLlK0

But all kidding aside. Is this man insane?

As Andrew Malcolm reported for the LATimes:

" According to the 76-page indictment, agents using wiretaps on....

...the governor's home phone and bugs in his office caught the governor talking openly about the opportunity to name Obama's successor, saying such things as, "I've got this thing and its (expletive) golden. and I'm just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing. I'm not gonna do it."

He's also accused of threatening to withhold millions in assistance to a children's hospital without sufficient fundraising for him, with expecting fundraising in return for tollroad contracts and threatening to withhold assistance from the Tribune Co. in the sale of the Chicago Cubs unless the newspaper fired editorial board employees who'd been critical of the governor. (Tribune also owns the L.A. Times.)

All this wide-open bluster from a politician who's known for three years he's under federal investigation.

Just what President elect Obama and his Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel needed for Christmas/Hanukkah, an investigation into how much they did or didn't know about Blagojevich's attempts to sell a Senate seat. A Senate seat which will probably be slightly tainted no matter who fills it in 2009.

Will the GOP try to turn this be the new administration's Whitewater?

Of course Blagojevich is innocent until proven guilty but with audio tape evidence I wouldn't invite him to my Christmas party, would you?

The only upsides to this story is that it's given SNL some great new material and Louisianans something to laugh about.

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