Wow. What an overachiever. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich not only seems to be shamefully corrupt, but he has managed to advertise that fact across the globe. Normally a governor being arrested by federal investigators might make the national news, but Rod's alleged attempt to sell internationally famous Barack Obama's soon-to-be-vacant US Senate seat has made a stink that the whole world can smell. Thanks Rod.
You can read all about this as well as other fun facts in the BBC article here. My favorite are the little quoted gems gathered from the FBI wiretaps on Mr. Blagojevich's phone. According to the FBI, in reference to Obama's seat, Rod said "I've got this thing and it's [expletive] golden, and uh, uh, I'm just not giving it up for [expletive] nothing." I think "something" is just what you are about to get, sir.
I wrote a couple of posts ago about the kabuki-za's impending doom, and I made a reference to the very stylish Dana-Thomas House in Springfield. Sure enough, shortly afterward my friend Sam(gentleman and scholar) reminded me that the building had been closed to visitors December 1st due to budgets cuts made by.... Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. 8 days later he was in jail. Coincidence, or curse of Frank Lloyd Wright? You decide.