Standing in the governor's ofﬁce, toe to toe with Blagojevich, Jesse White fumed, "Governor, for whatever you think of [former governor] George Ryan... I've known him for thirty years. He never lied to me once. You've lied to me 15 times in six months."
Does anyone believe that Burris, who was panting after the Senate appointment as the capstone to his headstone, would not have delivered the check had Blagojevich not been arrested?
Burris knows exactly what he is doing. All these years I thought he was decent but dim. Turns out it was an act that I, and many others in Illinois, bought.
Kwame Raoul introduced legislation for public financing two years ago. His predecessor, Barack Obama, sponsored the same legislation in 2005. What did Chicago newspapers editorialize at the time at the time on the Obama bill? Nothing.
I've come to conclude that akin to the God complex that suits many law enforcement types is a certain gene that is part and parcel of how people who aspire to public office are wired.
If Illinois ever hopes to sanitize itself from the stench of political corruption, it must expose lobbying to the light of day and demand higher ethical conduct from state lobbyists.
Crime offers some of the best job opportunities in the United States at this point in history. The more publicity your illegal activity attracts, the higher your earning potential.
The vanity internship: A position taken by a person who is already rich and famous but thinks it would be fun to go into an office every day and 'work.'
What do octuplets' mom Nadya Suleman and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich have in common? They both share a desperate/obsessive need for dram...
The answer is Lon Monk, Rod Blagojevich's law school roommate, wedding groomsman, former chief of staff, favored running partner and, now, his fellow indictee.
Lindsay Hop - in which we follow La Lohan on her merry adventures tearing through Hollywood's party scene whilst destroying thousands of brain cells.
Governor Pat Quinn continues to outshine his predecessor Rod Blagojevich. Admittedly, that bar is pretty low. A 7 watt bulb could outshine Blagojevich.
I asked one of America's foremost horse racing handicappers to take time out from the grandstand and bet on political outcomes. What's his line on Geithner?
It's Sunday. You have questions about last night's Saturday Night Live. We have answers.
There was no mention of this lucky break for the former first family of Illinois in the rush of reporting about the Blagojevich indictment.
As a result of his alleged misdeeds, the government wants Blago's Chicago home, a condo he owns in DC, and the real gold mine -- his campaign funds.