What's the big deal? Isn't this just how business is done in Chicago politics?
It seems a little surprising that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested for doing what lots of corrupt politicians--especially from Chicago--have been doing for a long time.
Maybe Blagojevich was just a little too candid about the whole thing...
"llinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions – both historically and now in a push before a new state ethics law takes effect January 1, 2009."