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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrested for pay-to-play schemes

9 December, 2008

Joseph Cannon has much to say today about the arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.  I am including two paragraphs that I hope will spur your interest.  He has been following Fitzgerald’s investigation for a long time and he is quite knowledgeable about all the twists and turns of the governor’s schemes and connections. 


“Senate Bill 1332. Why is that bill so important? Allow a bit of self-quotation:

Sarah Palin got it wrong. She said that Barack Obama has authored two autobiographies but no legislation. He stood behind one terribly important piece of legislation during his time in the Illinois State Senate, although he may not have penned the exact words.

Senate Bill 1332.

Remember that number. Bring it up anytime someone asks why you have the crazy idea that Barack Obama is corrupt.

Senate Bill 1332 was Obama’s baby. The legislation — completely unneeded, from the standpoint of the public — reduced the state’s hospital board from 15 to 9, and insured that the corrupt governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, would control the board which controlled a huge pile of public funds.

The corrupt members appointed included three doctors who contributed to Obama.

The first order of business concerned a hospital which experts said was not needed…


All that is necessary to make the case against Obama is for Blagojevich to admit that which is already apparent to anyone unhypnotized by Barack-mania: Obama pushed for the passage of Senate Bill 1332 to help line the pockets of the Governor (who was then considering a run for the presidency) and his comrades — a group which included Obama himself.”


A video of Fitzgerald speaking about the governor is included in my VodPod collection in the side bar.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 9 December, 2008 21:15

    Even though corruption is illegal, that don’t make it unpopular.

  2. 21 December, 2008 21:15

    Is this any different than the third-world countries politicians?

  3. 7 January, 2009 21:15

    Blagojevich has been so successful at making himself and his office look ridiculous that about a million people are now able to remember and maybe even spell his crazy name — that’s sort of like an accomplishment, right?

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