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Illinois Governor and Chief of Staff Arrested

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Big D on a Diet, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Big D on a Diet

    Big D on a Diet Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Ill. Gov. arrested in Obama successor probe

    It's no secret that this guy was a scumbag, but this is a little beyond the pale.
     
  2. Jearom

    Jearom Sixth Year

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    Illinois Governor and chief of staff arrested by FBI

    He's been under investigation for 3 years for corruption. The FBI finally caught him on tape trying to auction off Obama's Senate seat.

    From http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1209081rod1.html

    The great thing about this is that his predecessor George Ryan is in jail already. Soon the state of Illinois will have bipartisan representation in Federal Prison (Ryan was a Republican, Blagojevich is a Dem).
     
  3. nonjon

    nonjon Alumni Retired Staff

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    MERGED the two posted within seconds of each other.

    That is all.
     
  4. Lyndon Eye

    Lyndon Eye Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    This is so sad. >_<

    Especially after our last governor got sentenced to a 6-year jail term.

    I'm really disappointed. I actually liked Blagojevich. A lot of people did.
     
  5. World

    World Oberstgruppenführer Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Well, it's hardly an Obama scandal...
     
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    Here's hoping Bubba shows him some love >_>
     
  7. Tehan

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    I don't think they have Bubba in federal prisons.
     
  8. Xiph0

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    Federal prison invented the term Bubba.
     
  9. Tehan

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    Sure, the max-security penitentiaries did, but there's a world between those and the ones they send politicians and businessmen to for being naughty. There are holiday camps worse than where this guy's heading, I'd bet.
     
  10. Big D on a Diet

    Big D on a Diet Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    I stand by my title.
     
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    I stand by the fact that Obama will lol and condemn this and the masses will go back to fawning over his taint.
     
  12. Big D on a Diet

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    What is that? o_o.
     
  14. Big D on a Diet

    Big D on a Diet Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Fuck if I know. Like I said, it's the first thing that shows up when you search "Obama's taint" in Google Images.
     
  15. Xiph0

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    Looks like a tomato with hair.
     
  16. Giovanni

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    I'm glad the fucker got arrested. Hopefully he'll spend a long time in jail. I hate corruption.
     
  17. Big Z

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    I'm surprised it took this long. Fucker had it coming to him.
     
  18. jbern

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    The funny part is this guy will be joining the previous Republican Governor who was found guilty of corruption in 2006 after his ass was thrown out of office - same Federal Prosecutor too.

    I don't really think this one will spread to Obama, but it will be another guilt by association attack on him. Of course Obama, his chief of staff, and Axelrod will need to do a little tap dancing to distance themselves, but the campaign gave them a lot of practice doing that.
     
  19. Giovanni

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    Ehh . . . Blago and Obama never really liked each other much in the first place, and rumor has it that it was Rahm's visit to Fitzgerald that got the indictment moved up. Apparently team Obama was pissed off that Blago told them to bribe him so that he'd appoint Jarrett to the Senate seat (notice how she just dropped off the radar a couple weeks ago?). Then, Blago's on tape basically saying that Obama won't play ball so "fuck him".

    I'd say that Obama won't have to make much of an effort to distance himself.
     
  20. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    o.o

    This does not surprise me at all. Blagoboyo has been a twat since day one. All the bullshit he's been pulling since he's been in office... I do seriously hope they make a "mistake" and toss him in with Bubba. >_>
     
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