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11.12.08

Blagojevich Is Still In Business

I keep seeing people expressing worry about what happens if Rod Blagojevich goes ahead and nominates someone to Barack Obama's Senate seat before he's convicted and/or impeached for conspiring to sell it for a bribe. But I doubt that would happen -- after all, to be appointed by someone under such a cloud of suspicion about their appointment process is a surefire way to lose all credibility and legitimacy. Now that the story has broken, who would be shameless enough to accept an appointment?

But then it occurred to me that Blagojevich is so tainted that his appointment power becomes hugely potent in reverse. Perhaps he would be well served by naming one of his enemies to the seat -- even if they decline it immediately, the mere fact of having been nominated could ruin their careers. What's more, since this tarnishing power is "[expletive] golden," we'd expect he'd "just not giv[e] it up for [expletive] nothing." He could ask people how much they'd bribe him to not nominate them to the Senate.

5 Comments:

Blogger Bill Baar said...

Well, it's not as thought he's that much more tainted than before... he was the least popular Gov in the country... his indictment has been long expected. Fitz has been investigating him for years.

5:22 AM  
OpenID patrickmurfin said...

You are not the only one to worry about this. The governor is a sociopath. I discuss this and other aspects of the case in an entry called "Blagojevich-Why it Sounds Like Puking in Your Hat" over at my blog.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

"Now that the story has broken, who would be shameless enough to accept an appointment?"

Someone as shameless as Blagojevich. . .

I know some U*U ministers who are almost certainly shameless enough to accept such an appointment if it was offered to them.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Bill Baar said...

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8:26 AM  
Blogger Bill Baar said...

No more a sociopath than lets say Todd Stroger...

The Gov's a crook, but he's hardly alone ...considering Obama endoresed him in 2006 as a fellow who consistenly delivers for Illinois... I'd question who exactly is not playing with a full deck.

Impeach him, or have him resign, but please skip the pyscho babble about an Illinois Democrat who is little different than many who will remain.

8:27 AM  

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