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Archive for December 11th, 2008

The Most Corrupt Office in America

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 11th, 2008 5:38 am by HL

The Most Corrupt Office in America
James Pindell: “Along with the position of Newark, New Jersey mayor, the seat of Illinois Governor may be the most corrupt office in America… If Blagojevich is convicted he will become the fourth Illinois Governor in 40 years to go to jail.”


Late Late Nite FDL: Kokomo

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 11th, 2008 5:37 am by HL

Late Late Nite FDL: Kokomo
The Muppets or

The Beach Boys?

What’s on your mind tonight?

The Muppets or

The Beach Boys?

What’s on your mind tonight?


Why Michael Pollan Doesn’t Want to Be Secretary of Agriculture

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 11th, 2008 5:36 am by HL

Why Michael Pollan Doesn’t Want to Be Secretary of Agriculture
The writer is not biting at an Internet-fueled citizen’s movement to draft him for the cabinet post, but he does have some suggestions.


Invoking the Holocaust to Defend the Occupation

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 11th, 2008 5:35 am by HL

Invoking the Holocaust to Defend the Occupation
For American readers, the great virtue of Avraham Burg’s important new book is that he says things about Israel and the Jewish people that are hardly ever heard in mainstream discourse in the United States. It is hard to…


Obama In Berlin

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 11th, 2008 5:34 am by HL

Obama In Berlin
The speech: Late Update: TPM Election Central analyzes the speech here….


Senate Democrats unanimously call on Blagojevich to resign.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 11th, 2008 5:33 am by HL

Senate Democrats unanimously call on Blagojevich to resign.
Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reports that all 50 members of the Democratic Senate caucus have signed Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) letter calling on Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) to “step down from his post and refrain from appointing anyone to the vacated Illinois Senate seat.” The signatories include Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Secretary […]

Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reports that all 50 members of the Democratic Senate caucus have signed Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) letter calling on Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) to “step down from his post and refrain from appointing anyone to the vacated Illinois Senate seat.” The signatories include Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton. President-elect Barack Obama has also called on Blagojevich to step down.


Obama Tries to Stay Out of Blagojevich Fray

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 11th, 2008 5:32 am by HL

Obama Tries to Stay Out of Blagojevich Fray
President-elect Barack Obama did his best to distance himself from the spectacular public drama playing out in his home town yesterday, refusing to talk about the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges during his only public appearance outside his Chicago transition offices.


The Democratic Culture of Corruption

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 11th, 2008 5:28 am by HL

The Democratic Culture of Corruption
Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi can stop clucking now. For the last three years, Democratic leaders cheered GOP ethics woes. Dean accused Republicans of making “their culture of corruption the norm.” Pelosi touted cleanliness as a liberal virtue. But with the eye-popping pay-for-play and bribery case against Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich topping a year of nationwide Democratic scandals, the corruption chickens are coming home to roost. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald called the breadth and depth of charges against Blagojevich and his Democratic Chief of Staff John Harris “staggering.” That’s an understatement. Anything that breathed was a potential shakedown target. It’s the Chicago way. Democrat Blago’s so dirty he’d hit up a children’s hospital for money. Oh, wait. He’s accused of doing that, too.