Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Give The Gov. A Hurrumph - UPDATE!

Illinois Gov. Blagojevich meeting with Obama earlier this year.

CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce thefiring of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions.

As stated in my column on our beloved State Governors, just last week: "... and the hits just keep on coming!" http://rougerevival.blogspot.com/2008/12/give-governor-hurrumph.html

U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald said today that federal authorities arrested Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich today because the governor went on "a political corruption crime spree" that needed to be stopped.

We discussed the corruption in the State of Illinois politics. William Ayers, Tony Rezko, former Gov. George Ryan, Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama (oh no, wait a minute, he somehow snuck under the radar). The list, however, of Chicago 'thug' politicians, and associates, is long.

And here we go again.

Fitzgerald said secret tape recordings showed Blagojevich was attempting "to sell the U.S. Senate seat" that President-elect Barack Obama recently vacated. Fitzgerald said, "We make no allegations" that Obama was aware of any alleged scheming by Blagojevich."

No allegations yet! The governor has the sole power to pick Obama's replacement under the state constitution. You can't tell me that Obama wasn't making his own recommendations.

"The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave," Fitzgerald said, quoting Blagojevich as saying the Senate seat is "a bleeping valuable thing. You just don't give it away. ... I've got this thing and it's bleeping golden." Fitzgerald called the corruption charges against Blagojevich "a truly new low."

Blagojevich wasn't against the corrupt deal for the Senate seat, he was against "being stiffed in the corrupt deal," Fitzgerald said. The remarks came at a news conference to discuss charges against Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris. Blagojevich and Harris are scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan.

As Bob Parks correctly stated this afternoon, on his daily 'Black and Right' blog: "After three hours of wall to wall coverage, today on CNN, the coverage included the dismay, disgust, and disappointment of the anchor, the host, and guests. But can any of you tell me the one word I didn't hear ... the one word purposely not spoken?


I guess we should be appreciative of the fact that CNN saw no reason to interject politics into this sorry chapter in American politics."

And then you had Robert Grant, FBI special agent in charge of the Chicago office, characterizing Illinois' place in the pantheon of political corruption. "If it isn't the most corrupt state in the United States, it's certainly one hell of a competitor," Grant said. "Even the most cynical agents in our office were shocked."

Shocked? Oh Really! As we clearly stated in our article, from earlier today (see below), Robert Grant, the FBI, CNN and all of the liberal mainstream media need to: "buy a clue!

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