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A Well-Timed Arrest

By Garance Franke-Ruta
The arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich yesterday on conspiracy and bribery charges, including an attempt to sell the Senate seat until recently held by Barack Obama, may have come at an awkward time for the president-elect, but it was well-timed in one other regard.

Dec. 9 is, by resolution 58/4 of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Oct. 31, 2003, International Anti-Corruption Day.

The day was so designated, according to a UN website, "in order to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it."

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting that "Candidate #5" is Jesse Jackson Jr. Any surprise there?

Posted by: MKadyman | December 10, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse


"Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations." --James Mackintosh

We have ever remembered that our President Abraham Lincoln once said: "Character is like a tree and reputation is like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." --Albert Einstein

We can say: "Pride costs us than hunger, thirst, coldness,...but ignorance than pride."

What do we want to say more!
"The rest is silence." --William Shakespeare

Tô Tấn Tài, FR, Boston, MA.

Posted by: huytu-4w_ed | December 10, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

It's also the day Gov. Blagojevich signed the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.

Posted by: russfort | December 10, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

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