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Governor Blagojevich and his chief of staff were taken into custody by the FBI today. Breaking news of the arrest of the governor of Illinois seem to be politics as usual.

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.

Just yesterday Governor Blagojevich was quoted as saying:

"I should say if anybody wants to tape my conversations, go right ahead, feel free to do it," he said. "I appreciate anybody who wants to tape me openly and notoriously, and those who feel like they want to sneakily, and wear taping devices, I would remind them that it kind of smells like Nixon and Watergate."

I am in agreement with the Governor, I do believe that this investigation reminds me of the smell and corruption left by Watergate.

Jennifer


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"This is not the Rod Blagoj... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

"This is not the Rod Blagojevich I knew"
~Office of the President Elect~

Maybe there is a Watergate ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Maybe there is a Watergate connection here. The Governor is accused of auctioning President-Elect Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder. Which leads to the famous question, what did the President-Elect know and when did he know it?

When has Obama scheduled Bl... (Below threshold)
hermie:

When has Obama scheduled Blowdryovich's pardon?

Go to the smokinggun websit... (Below threshold)
Steve:

Go to the smokinggun website and read the report. What is most striking to me is that Blagojevich ASSUMES WITH CONFIDENCE that Obama WILL give him either a top-notch appointment or "something big" in the private sector in return for the right to choose the replacement. I wonder if the MSM will dust off the phrase "Chicago-style-politics" that it put on the back shelf for the last year?

Just read the entire articl... (Below threshold)
cstmbuild:

Just read the entire article and not one mention of the (D) after his name.

Just a thought:Did... (Below threshold)
Sarah:

Just a thought:

Did President Elect Obama pay-to-play his original seat in the Senate?

Sarah - that is the BIG $$$... (Below threshold)
Prairie:

Sarah - that is the BIG $$$ money question....if it is illegal to sell a seat is it illegal to BUY it. Mr. Obama????

Which begs the question, "W... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Which begs the question, "What was the real reason he was arrested?"

Watergate was about blackmail because Nixon had photos of the two guys dressed as "bums" walking around in Dealey plaza when Kennedy was assassinated. So how would this situation really parallel with Obama? Did Blagojevich possess any evidence that would be damaging to the President-Elect?




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