Politics as usual


News of the indictment of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich proves one maxim in American politics: Never elect someone whose name you can’t pronounce.

Seriously folks, it is hardly shocking to see an arrest and/or indictment of a high official in the state of Illinois. Some politicians are morally and ethically challenged to begin with although such traits seemed to have been fine tuned over the years in Illinois and Louisiana in particular.

Hopefully this won’t have some kind of damaging link with the new president given his Illinois and Democratic connections. That is even though in just a few minutes that I could stand to listen this morning to Rush Limberger without upchucking, the conservative douche bag was already trying to convict Obama of high crimes and misdemeanors.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who did such a bang-up job getting to the bottom of the CIA-Valerie Plame matter, already is rationalizing the excuse for the indictment coming out when it did. But did Fitzgerald get marching orders from the Justice Department, the White House or the RNC? That is the question.

It — that being the alleged corruption and the rush by Rush and others to tie the Democratic president-elect into it — is just politics as usual. It remains to be seen if Blagojevich and his chief of staff will be convicted of corruption in the legalistic sense. But I think the jury has already spoken as to the moral corruption of those pushing the politics of personal destruction such as Rush Limbaugh.

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