So, Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) is quite the corrupt politician. The recent (legally obtained) wiretaps reveal him to be a profane, narcissistic, and spiteful man. The criminal complaint included the following quotes:
- "if you feel like you can do this and not fucking give me anything, then I'll fucking go."
- "motherfucker [the President-elect] his senator. Fuck him. For nothing? Fuck him.”
Of course, those sites which determined Obama is the spawn of the tri-headed Beast of Satan, Hitler and Bin Laden want to connect Blago to Obama.
But... but... Blago is a Democrat therefore I am obliged to defend him, and make excuses and point out all the corrupt Republicans in high office including but not limited to: Senator Ted Stevens, Norm Coleman, Representaives Tom DeLay, Duke Cunningham, Dennis Hastert, Governors George Ryan, Matt Blunt and, of course, Bush and Cheney.
Except no. Politicians at high levels of Government are corrupted by the offices they seek. It's the nature of politics. The power, influence and money end up destroying even the rare high-minded and strongly grounded who seek office. And those who play loose and fast with rules and ethics (Bush) end up wallowing in a mire of slime from which the nation is struggling to recover.
Blago being a Democrat is not the problem, Blago being a "Chicago-style" politician is not the problem Blago being an unethical, vulgar human being with the power of the State, with which to wield, is the problem.