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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Class with a Capital K

The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, and his top aide were arrested this morning on corruption charges. "The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering," U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said in a statement. Staggering indeed: the Governor even consulted with his little woman on a matter, state help for the Chicago Tribune and its sale of Wrigley Field. From the indictment:
73. In another call between Rod Blagojevich and Deputy Governor A that occurred a short time later on November 3, 2008, Rod Blagojevich and Deputy Governor A discussed an editorial from the Chicago Tribune regarding the endorsement of Michael Madigan and calling for a committee to consider impeaching Rod Blagojevich. During the call, Rod Blagojevich’s wife can be heard in the background telling Rod Blagojevich to tell Deputy Governor A “to hold up that fucking Cubs shit... fuck them.”
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