Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The Bidding Starts (and Ends)
There are news reports that Illinois Governor Rod "Mr. Beatle" Blagojevich has been arrested on Federal charges of mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery, over the appointment of a replacement for President-elect Obama's Senate seat. The affidavit alleges that Mr. Beatle was recorded trying to "sell" Obama's soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat for personal gain. His chief of staff, John Harris, was also arrested. Classy guys. It seems the Illinois Governorship has an attraction for hustlers (e.g., imprisoned former Governor Ryan).