Looks like "Bribery" and extortion is the new bullet....
Today, Illinois corruption is back up to epidemic levels, with ramped conspiracy, unchecked tax evasions, extortion, threats, & embezzlement.
Those who lived through Chicago History tell us that lethal corruption was formed from "unaddressed corruption"...We're also reminded that all seemed innocent in early 1920/21 beginnings...
(D) Blagojevich, charged w/ conspiracy & solicitation to commit bribery
Today he faces 10 to 20 years in prison. # Long list, and list of (D) associates. Blagojevich threatens to withhold state money if editorial writers aren't fired for offending; and extorts a public bank for funds, by threatening that State business will cease! read more.
And never mind if selling Seats is truly illegal and unethical; (D) Senate Majority Leader Reid says to Blago: Don’t let a Republican win this seat!
As Chris Cillizza reports, Reid wants Blagojevich out of the way now so the Illinois legislature won’t have the chance to call a special election that Democrats could lose...more.
Today's leftist Chicago Kooks remind us that if ramped bribes, extortion, unchecked tax evasions, & embezzlement frauds, are not punished by law; Democrats will be on a backward path to 1927 history...ALONE.
"He appears to listen to no one, and his conduct becomes more outrageous as time goes on," said Steve Brown, spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat. more.More than 24 hours after the arrest, Obama joined other prominent Democrats from his state in calling for Blagojevich's resignation. read more.
PERSONAL NOTE: Everyone knows the competing left groups on either side of Obama... When you try to question this, (1) of (3) things occur:
1) Suddenly they all become friends...
2) The least popular, goes under the bus (followed by wrist-slap)
3) More state money goes under the table...
Those who run with these groups pose as the worst danger... Let me just put it this way: If Obama doesn't remove them, 'One-or-the-other' will destroy him. And if he doesn't weed out the crime, they'll use him (or link him.)
Time will tell how Obama is going to play this...
Michelle Obama is "Specifically Named Individual" on Page 64 of Indictment ace says:
Michelle Obama, Blagojevich implies, received an appointment to a Board for which she was not qualified as a result of a “pay to play” scheme. What about his wife? After all, Obama ally Valerie Jarrett wants the Senate seat. What about Blagojevich’s wife? What about Blagojevich’s “financial stress?”noquarterusa
The Blagojevich Timeline:
Everything Fits Easily Except Obama's Monday Denial.
A Dem asks: What do the Clintons have on Obama? more.
Obama & Emanuel Are So Close With Blagojevich:
That They Led His Campaign For Governor