As everyone that is mildly interested in politics knows, there has always been fishy business surrounding Illinois politics. This was evident in the Kennedy election, large numbers of deceased voters turned out to help swing the state, or when Sen. Moseley-Braun kept funds that were supposed to pay off a debt, or Rep. Rostenkowski’s mail fraud. Now we come to find out that Illinois’ Governor was looking to sell Barack Obama’s senate seat to the highest bidder. The man who was appointed to that seat was Roland Burris. Governor Blagojevich was impeached over this scandal. If there was enough evidence that Governor Blagojevich was impeached, it would go to presume that the money he took would be from the person who he appointed to that seat, Roland Burris. This corruption is shameless and self centered. The downfall of Governor Blagojevich is a welcome and disserved one. It would help to restore faith if Roland Burris suffered the same fate. The implications, however, do not stop at Mr. Burris. Out of the rank corruption that oozed out of the Illinois state house, is one to presume that Mr. Obama was able to escape that unsaved? It surely would be a miraculous feat if he had. Only time will tell if Mr. Obama will lead this country with the same degree of indecency his peers have lead the state of Illinois.
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