Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Politics as usual in Illinois, part 2

According to the Associated Press, Rod Blagojevich has come out with a new book in which he claims he did not intend to take money in exchange for appointing someone to fill Obama's Senate seat.

Instead, he claims, his intention was to appoint Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to the senate seat, in exchange for a deal where her father, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, would push through public works and health care legislation that Blagojevich wanted.

In other words, according to him, it's okay to be corrupt as long as it's all done with taxpayer money.

1 comment:

Dan Mont said...

Does anyone there still like Blagovich? I mean, after all, he was elected so lots of people at least used to like him.