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    December 8, 2008: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) orders state agencies to stop doing business with Bank of America until it reinstates a line of credit for the company Republic Windows and Doors to either keep operating or provide severance and vacation pay to employees. On December 2, the company had announced it was shutting down, and the workers subsequently occupied the plant in protest.

    December 9, 2008: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) is arrested and charged with attempting to leverage appointment of a U.S. Senator for personal financial gain and attempting to induce a purge of critical editorial writers by withholding state assistance to the Tribune Co. for Wrigley Field.

    One instance of “pay to play” involves allegations of illegality; the other is just politics. But aren’t they both forms of corruption?

    Cross-posted at InsiderOnline.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    4 Responses to Two Stories about the Same Thing

    1. Caleb - Mansfield, T says:

      Seems the norm for Chicago politics.

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    3. Barb -mn says:

      There needs to be an investigation nation wide. As it seems to be the norm all over the country. Thank you to those that are investigating, your work/honesty is greatly appreciated.

      The only thing that needs to be done Senator Obama, is you and the like to open your minds to the American principles and values that created a civil, free society and the opportunity to go where we choose with our life and be accountable to our choices. Something you and the like should be setting an example of.

      Unfortunately, you choose to ignore everything that made this country great, INCLUDING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. You threaten everything American as your corruptive mind thinks on…

    4. duelles says:

      Seems the norm for Chitown pols – Yes! but Caleb how did Barack Obama escape the ethics of corruption while making his way in that world.

      One of our founding fathers [Adams?] said we need a virtuous populous to have a virtuous government – bad paraphrase, sorry – but we must hold these miscreants responsible and accountable for being unethical and criminal. EOM.

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