Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Comically Corrupt"

So the big news this morning is the Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, trying to sell Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. Now, I don't know much about Illinois politics, but apparently this guy had been under investigation for corruption for the last three years... everyone knew his phones were tapped... and he still had the audacity to try a "pay-to-play" scheme. Unbelievable.

UPDATE: Kevin Drum says he had a 4% approval rating... can that be right?

UPDATE II: It's right. Wow, that's one unpopular dude.

UPDATE III: He was also so out to lunch that he thought, with a 4% approval rating and an ongoing federal investigation, he could appoint himself to Obama's seat and run for president in 2016. The absurdity knows no bounds.