Illinois-Style Political Corruption
By Ben Pershing
The sun will rise over Chicago a few minutes from now, and as of this writing, no Illinois politicians have been arrested yet this morning. But it's still early.
As Jimmy Malone once put it, "That's the 'Chicago way,'" and much of the analysis of Rod Blagojevich's fall yesterday centers on the corruption that allegedly permeates the Windy City's genes. Perhaps it's simply the city's karma that produces a hero one day and a villain the next. Or maybe Blagojevich's behavior was unusually brazen, and dumb, even for this city.
As for the real characters that populate the town -- where's Sean Connery when you need him? -- Blagojevich himself does not plan to resign. May seem strange, until you remember that this guy thought, and still thinks, for all we know, that he would run for president. In fact, his lawyer suggests that this is no big deal, and, "A lot of this is just politics." What a depressing thought.
Posted at 8:51 AM ET on Dec 10, 2008
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