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Gov. Rod Blagojevich Conscienceless

December 9, 2008

Readers know the process of government is one that I take seriously.  When it operates as the rule of law provides, the system though not perfect, is really quite a remarkable and awesome thing to behold.  Much good comes from a robust and ethical process. 

But when it breaks down, or is sullied by the actions of politicians that see only avarice and sheer manipulation as the reason for office, then we all suffer and feel collective embarrassment.

There are few words to convey the depth of my revulsion over the actions taken by Rod Blagojevich that were outlined by federal authorities today.  A complete lack of any shred of ethical conduct while in office, a desire only to make deals and craft political machinations by Blagojevich, makes not only a sad day for the citizens of Illinois, but also for the entire nation.

When someone like Blagojevich takes the actions he did as an elected offical he taints the entire political process at a time when faith in government is weak.  He makes a mark not only on his own record, but also makes it easier for the average citizen to think all politicians are less than they seem.

There will be many words to describe Rod Blagojevich in the days to come.  But the first one that comes to my mind is conscienceless.

5 Comments
  1. January 7, 2009 3:02 AM

    it’s crazy what Blagojevich has gotten away with already… he’s an international embarrassment

  2. December 9, 2008 3:00 PM

    I laugh!

    Mick clearly does not follow the news.

    Former REPUBLICAN Ill. Gov. Ryan had his 35-year political career tarnished by scandal. Investigations into widespread corruption during his administration led to his retirement from politics in 2003 and federal corruption convictions in 2006. Ryan entered federal prison on November 7, 2007 to begin serving a sentence of six years and six months. As of June 13, 2008, he is housed at the satellite prison camp adjacent to the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at Terre Haute, Indiana.

  3. December 9, 2008 2:03 PM

    The entire polical process is not tainted, only the Democrat party. And the Chicago brand of the Democrat party has not changed in 50 years.

  4. uglyjoeamerican permalink
    December 9, 2008 1:30 PM

    Or more likely just brainless and devoid of a moral compass…

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