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December 10, 2008

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Arrested!

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — noirwomannews @ 5:20 am
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Chicago is no doubt on of the most watched cities in the world, and all eyes continue to focus on the city, this time its on Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich who was arrested in his home this morning, and wearing a jogging suit taken out by federal investigators on charges of corruption.

The Governors conversations at his office and home were being taped due to an ongoing investigation according to city officials. There were other allegations including his holding up of 8 million dollars in funding for a children’s hospital in Illinois. Also there was a report that he was attempting to sale the president elects former senate seat to the highest bidder, or maybe even appoint himself and run for presidency in 2013. Blagojevich hoped to have his wife placed on boards which could garner her as much as $150,000 per year according to US Attorney’s office.

This is not new news in Chicago where the investigation has been ongoing for years against the governor, but the recent incident rally makes one wonder what one could be thinking about, if it’s all true what would make the Governor continue such actions knowing he had been under investigation since 2003. He was interviewed several days earlier where he jokes saying that anyone wanting to tape his conversations just give him a heads uo and let him know. Well they surely took him up on the offer to tape and woke him at 6am Tuesday to take a ride downtown.

There were also reports that he had spoke to someone from Obama’s office and he was irritated when a request for an appointment by him would be rewarded with appreciation, he frowned on it not being exactly what he was looking for in return. He was looking into a possible appointment or Ambassadorship as a reward possibly according to the Attorneys office report. Chicago is getting every type of coverage imaginable these days, from murder capital of the world, and once again the ethical questioning of the city’s political scene.

Obama said he had not had any direct contact with the Governor regarding appointment and said an earlier statement by one of his representatives was incorrect stating the two had spoke. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she was calling for Blagojevich to resign and she had intentions to pursue the matter. The Governor was released from custody and had returned home, at the present there are reports that he would not resign.

The States Attorneys office felt it important to bring the mater to surface now and by arresting the Governor out of fear with so many requests on his desk and the possibility of an appointment being made by him in selection of Obama’s replacement to the vacant senate seat.

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4 Comments »

  1. Let’s deal with something more important. Monday’s P.M. Press Conference.

    “Should the state members of the Electoral College cast their votes for Mr. Obama in the face of such overwhelming evidence, and without verification of Mr. Obama’s eligibility, they would be committing treason to the Constitution,” said Schulz.

    Comment by Ythrowstones — December 10, 2008 @ 6:02 am | Reply

    • I am quite sure if there were anything at all to prevent Obama from being sworn into offiice it would have surfaced prior to a month of him being sworn into office as the 44th president of the U.S, and maybe you can lead the cause and bring forth the evidence and keep them (Electoral College) from committing. treason. He will be sworn into office based on eligbility as a citizen which was proven long ago when all other candidates were being checked out, investigated and presenting supporting documents.

      Comment by noirwomannews — December 10, 2008 @ 7:47 am | Reply

  2. what’s all this talk about calling for Blagojevich to “resign?” … “throw him in prison” sounds a lot more fitting

    it gives me chills to see how calm and collected he continues to act

    Comment by movie buff — December 12, 2008 @ 6:33 am | Reply

    • At the rate things are going that could be an option, he may join previous Governor Ryan.

      Comment by noirwomannews — December 12, 2008 @ 8:36 am | Reply


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