Has anyone ever told you that you were the target of a Federal investigation? If they have, some of Gov. Blagojevich's words and actions might seem less awful.
Only a fool would think that innocence is a shield from an indictment, or even prosecution. Then it follows that you would be careful what you said on the phone because anything could be taken out of context. Please let's remember that the Governor didn't actually sell the Senate seat. The prosecutors "stopped" him first. In my opinion, they may have stopped him before they had a case.
I heard part of the case against Governor Blagojevich on the radio this morning. It seems one of the crimes he is alleged to have committed is authorizing the purchase of medicines from Canada. You know, to save money for the taxpayers.
Hearing that charge has changed my opinion on this whole affair. This fact, in combination with the premature timing of the charges leads me to think the timing of the prosecution may be related more to politics, and even the prosecution itself.
I have no doubt that any politician in the position of being able to appoint a U.S. Senator would want some kind of political payback or favor. Selling the seat for money, of course, is corrupt, but let's not pretend that there's no mutual backscratching going on with political appointments.
The arguments of the prosecutor rang a little hollow to me. He's accusing Governor Blagojevich of being a politician and a thief. Let's see if he can separate the two a little better in the future.
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