Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Reformer Governor Rod Blagojevich Arrested!

As I read the indictment and watched the press conference I was struck by the absolute brazenness let alone craziness of his behavior, as the feds closed in on him, he accelerated his actions, rather then stopping like a normal person would. In the last 5 weeks he believed that he could still clean his reputation up and run for President of the United States in 2016.

From the page 74 of the indictment:
In addition, in the course of the conversations over the last month, ROD BLAGOJEVICH has spent significant time weighing the option of appointing himself to the open Senate seat, and has expressed a variety of reasons for doing so, including frustration at being “stuck” as governor, a belief that he will be able to obtain greater resources if he is indicted as a sitting Senator as opposed to a sitting governor, and a desire to remake his image in consideration of a possible run for President in 2016, avoid impeachment by the Illinois legislature, make corporate contacts that would be of value to him after leaving public office, facilitate his wife’s employment as a lobbyist, and assist in generating speaking fees should he decide to leave public office.
The bolded text is one of the most bizarre statements in this entire process. Despite all of this going on and his name being dragged through the mud for nearly 2 years he believed he would not only be made whole public relations wise in eight years, but whole to the extent that he could run for President of the United States.

I truly believe he is delusional, and the only way he might get off is to plead insanity, and based on the above I think he has a case!


Anonymous said...

At least they got one of the crooks in office. Blago maybe corrupt, but not obama. Obama did it for us! There is a bailout for the people. Everyone qualifies. I got $750,000.00USD in grants for my bailout.

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Anonymous said...

Blago sounded like a mob boss in some places on the indictment.