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Raskolnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 04:20 PM
Response to Reply #25
27. I don't think we have a large disagreement either, but I do think
that any successor to Obama's seat that was named by Blago would be seriously damaged by his arrest. Particularly given that Blago was auctioning the seat off to the highest bidder, it would be difficult for a successor to remain free of that taint.
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  -Was Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest politically motivated, or did he just fuck up? RiverStone  Dec-09-08 03:37 PM   #0 
  - He was already under investigation for corruption  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-09-08 03:39 PM   #1 
  - Four? I can only think of three. Walker, Kerner, Ryan.  mycritters2   Dec-09-08 03:41 PM   #2 
     - Thompson was an asshole.  undeterred   Dec-09-08 03:47 PM   #5 
  - Fucked up isn't quite the right word for it.  smoogatz   Dec-09-08 03:42 PM   #3 
  - Actually both!  RiverStone   Dec-09-08 03:48 PM   #8 
  - Sadly, he was so crooked he screwed his pants on in the morning.  davsand   Dec-09-08 03:45 PM   #4 
  - Bingo, and thank you.  greyhound1966   Dec-09-08 03:51 PM   #10 
  - Well said.  smoogatz   Dec-09-08 05:29 PM   #34 
  - We aren't insiders. We wouldn't know. n/t  leftstreet   Dec-09-08 03:48 PM   #6 
  - his arrest, unequivocally NO. Timing really sucks, don't it :(  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Dec-09-08 03:48 PM   #7 
  - No, the timing really doesn't suck.  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 03:51 PM   #11 
     - I'm thinking more along the lines...  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Dec-09-08 03:59 PM   #16 
        - I disagree. Pre/post inauguration isn't really relevent, but pre/post  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 04:04 PM   #18 
           - I don't think we disagree. I should have been more clear...  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Dec-09-08 04:14 PM   #25 
              - I don't think we have a large disagreement either, but I do think  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 04:20 PM   #27 
                 - I think you're right - it really wouldn't matter how long the gap was between the appointment and  petronius   Dec-09-08 05:23 PM   #33 
  - The few here defending him don't know who the fuck he is and haven't been paying attention  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-09-08 03:49 PM   #9 
  - Why should people let facts get in the way of a knee-jerk response?  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 03:53 PM   #12 
  - To the bones corrupt, monumentally stupid, and caught red-handed  blondeatlast   Dec-09-08 03:53 PM   #13 
  - He didn't fuck up...he's a completely corrupt scumbag.  terrya   Dec-09-08 03:54 PM   #14 
  - If Topinka hadn't brought in Birkett and taken a hard right turn, I would have voted for her over  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 04:06 PM   #21 
  - he's a crook and that is the overwhelming issue. BUT...  leftofthedial   Dec-09-08 03:56 PM   #15 
  - There's no reason it couldn't be both.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-09-08 04:01 PM   #17 
  - There's no reason it *couldn't* be both, but there is plenty of reason it *isn't* both. n/t  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 04:05 PM   #19 
     - Why do you say that?  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-09-08 04:06 PM   #20 
        - Because the history of the investigation, the nature of the corruption, the timing of the complaint,  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 04:08 PM   #22 
           - But the Department of Justice is as corrupt as the Illinois Governor's office.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-09-08 04:11 PM   #23 
              - If you have reason to believe that Fitzgerald is corrupt, I'd like to hear it.  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 04:18 PM   #26 
  - Both! Too many GOPers corruption have been ignored!  ColbertWatcher   Dec-09-08 04:13 PM   #24 
  - Was Fitzgerald politically motivated when he investigated, charged, and convicted  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 04:22 PM   #28 
  - BOTH - these things are NOT mutually exclusive  Phred42   Dec-09-08 04:25 PM   #29 
  - How is this politically motivated? n/t  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 04:30 PM   #30 
     - wait.......  Phred42   Dec-09-08 04:34 PM   #31 
     - Political ramifications are not the same as political motivations. n/t  Raskolnik   Dec-09-08 04:36 PM   #32 
     - Yesterday: "Illinois Governor Halts Business With Bank of America"....  Junkdrawer   Dec-09-08 06:03 PM   #35 
        - Except that Bank of American caved in today and extended credit  tammywammy   Dec-09-08 06:05 PM   #36 
           - PR repair: Extend the credit...discredit your attacker...  Junkdrawer   Dec-09-08 06:08 PM   #37 
           - just PR Ryan stopped executing prisoners days before HE was indicted  Phred42   Dec-10-08 11:58 AM   #39 
  - not the worse acts of corruption, just the dumbest! Truly sad, a failed sociopath!  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-09-08 06:12 PM   #38 
  - Royaly. nt  jmg257   Dec-10-08 12:03 PM   #40 
  - Think Obama....first they take down Rezko--with the belief that he  Tutonic   Dec-10-08 12:13 PM   #41 
  - not an either/or  Two Americas   Dec-10-08 12:15 PM   #42 
  - Yes.  KamaAina   Dec-10-08 12:29 PM   #43 
 

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