The culture of corruption in Illinois is so rampant that the indictment today of Gov Blagojevich is just the tip of the iceberg!!!
Please do not be fooled by the media coverage of this event! It is important for you to understand the culture in which Obama was weened and schooled; the big money, wheeling dealing, hard knock school of Illinois politics! Gov. Blagojevich is just particularly open and crass in his selling of favors and gov. jobs for campaign donations but it is and has been going on at all levels of our government; city, county and state, here in Illinois since Abe Lincoln walked the land!
Why is Illinois so dang corrupt? There are several reasons, one is that there has been a dynastic maintenance of power and control in the political institutions for decades which has not allowed for reform at any level; the Daleys and Madigans out there, very similar to the situation in Alaska. But also our campaign finance laws in Illinois are so lax, weak and unregulated that pretty much anything from anybody can be called a campaign donation. There are absolutely NO limits. The corrupt politicians refuse to actually do anything about this except for the most superficial slaps on the wrists. Geez, we are going on our 3rd Governor to be shipped off to the Governor's wing of the penitentiary, you would think that they would be seriously talking about reform in this state, but nah!
That is why Blagojevich was so bold, because literally everyone is doing it, all over Illinois. The Feds have been investigating Blagojevich since 2003, for 5 years, what the heck were they waiting for? Has anyone asked themselves that question? Well you can bet your booty that Obama had something to do with this indictment, at this time! It is just too coincidental and I don't believe in coincidences!
Please do not be fooled and stop drinking the Obama Koolaid! He has been friends for a long time with all the same politicians and campaign fund raisers who are being indicted right now and have been indicted recently; Tony Rezko and Blagojevich are just two of the most egregious, they are all on the take and they have all been influential with Obama!
So what is the answer, Publicly Financed Elections at every level of government! We can pay for the campaigns at the front end and get politicians who are not beholden to anyone or any corporation in public office or we can pay even more for the corruption on the back end! You decide! Please educate yourselves at www.publiccampaign.org.
We have a cancer of corruption throughout our government, the cure is Publicly Financed Elections, please jump in and help move this issue in your state, your city and at the Federal level!
Thank You, Dr. Lora Chamberlain