Tuesday, December 09th, 2008 | Author:

Threecollie just tipped me off on the latest government scandal. The governor of Illinois was arrested for trying to sell Obama’s senate seat to the highest bidder, among other things.

U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a statement that “the breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering.”

“They allege that Blagojevich put a for sale sign on the naming of a United States senator,” Fitzgerald said.”

The charges came about as a result of an FBI wiretap, but honestly? I don’t know why Fitzgerald tried to sound so outraged. Every elected office in our country – from the president to senators to judges – are bought and paid for by one special interest group or another.

I think his real objection is that the government wasn’t getting the money.

Category: abuse of power
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4 Responses
  1. threecollie says:

    I found this story shocking. I mean, we know it goes on, but this is so flagrant as to be ridiculous!
    I love your photo of the cross on Little Nose.

  2. akaGaGa says:

    It’s nice to know you can still be shocked, threecollie. When it comes to the government, I think I’ve lost the capacity. :)

    And good guess on the photo (it’s my current favorite) but it’s not Little Nose. It’s the one down across the river from Pattersonville. Actually, I wanted to get the one on Little Nose, too, but I couldn’t find it. Is it still there, or have the trees grown up around it?

  3. threecollie says:

    Wow, I had no idea there was another one. I am not sure if the one here is still in place or not. I’ll have to look.

  4. akaGaGa says:

    I took these shots from the rest area. You can see it from there, or when you’re heading back west, you can see it as you start up the hill. I only noticed it cause of all the trips I make to Schenectady for therapy.