Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff have been arrested on corruption charges and, after skimming through the criminal complaint, it looks to me like this guy’s as crooked as a dog’s hind leg. Given this laundry list, this isn’t a case of him being caught in the midst of using bad judgment—he looks corrupt through and through. (And this jackass thought he’d be running for the presidency soon!) One of the charges is that he sought a quid-pro-quo for appointing somebody to Obama’s vacated Senate seat. My Christmas wish is that he discussed this with Obama, and that it was Obama who turned him in.
Blagojevich is a Democrat, the first Democrat to head Illinois in thirty years. You might remember Republican George Ryan, his predecessor, who is currently living in a prison camp in Indiana, having been convicted on federal corruption charges. Oh, and for erudite points in conversation today: it’s pronounced bluh-GOY-uh-vich.