I smell a rat

I apologize for not posting much lately.  I have been following the arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich from my home state of Illinois.  I am fascinated, horrified, and amused by the charges and how the story has unfolded.  I knew he was a crook but I had no idea.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich sneaks out the back door of his Chicago home to avoid the press

Gov. Rod Blagojevich sneaks out the back door of his Chicago home to avoid the press and ironically stands behind a rat poster.

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2 responses to “I smell a rat

  • Marcelo

    Hi!

    Corruption exits in any place. The main difference is, I suppose, the way the Justice system deals with it and, surely, how the common people perceives it.

    If this Illinois Governor guy lived in Brazil, he would never be jailed or, at very least, be indicted for corruption suspicions.

    If I dedicated my time for following all the Brazilian corruption news on TV, I would not live my own life! 🙂

    I feel sorry for the Illinois people who voted in this guy.

    Best Wishes.

    Marcelo

  • lamclay

    I feel sorry for the Illinois people who voted in this guy.

    I was one of the Illinois people who voted for that guy. The first time around, at least *sigh* But I only voted for him because the previous governor (George Ryan) was awaiting trial for corruption, and I wanted to vote for someone I thought was less corrupt. I was wrong. However, why Blagojevich was reelected boggles the mind, because at that point, we all knew that he corrupt. But his competitor was abrasive. As far as I can tell, Illinois prefers corruption to an abrasive personality. I’m not proud of that.

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