Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Breaking News: Politicians Are Corrupt!
Is anyone really surprised by the news that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been arrested and is now in custody for seeking monetary bribes in exchange for appointment to the U.S. Senate. Basically what happened here is that when Barack Obama officially leaves for the white house there is a vacancy in his senate seat, that seat in Chicago has been a hotbed of activity and is one of the most coveted positions in the U.S. political landscape. Chicago, and that district in particular, has become a landing strip for some of the democratic party's most prominent rising superstars. According to state law Blagojevich is the one who has complete authority in choosing Obama's replacement, and thus, used that as leverage to extract bribes. Honestly, though, is anyone surprised by this? The guy is a complete clown, but hello, he is a politician. He is scum. He is out for self. This should be huge news and it is, but this shouldn't shock anyone, it certainly doesn't shock me.