Saturday, February 14, 2009

Illinois as Diogenes: Any Honest Men Left?

Today, we learn that despite the impeachment testimony that helped support Roland Burris' Senate confirmation, Gov. Blagojevich's controversial nomination (made while under impeachment) of Obama's successor to the U.S. Senate seat the governor had recently attempted to sell to the highest bidder wasn't completely unconnected to any solicitation of funds. It turns out that Blagojevich's brother had asked for a campaign contribution.

And Burris lied to conceal this before he was confirmed in the seat.

Burris might have been innocent before the testimony, but the fact he was willing to lie under oath about it raises a serious question about whether there's anyone left in Illinois politics that isn't corrupt. No wonder the state fears the population to the point of wanting to disarm the electorate! (I assume this is the ultimately-intended purpose is behind the activity noted here and here.) If found out, authors and enforcers of Illinois' laws likely expect to be tarred and feathered ....

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