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#1 Alyssa

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    Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:05 PM

    Wow Wow Wow .... Chicago girls - what is the buzz there? The political environment there right is insane - i can't believe how horrible those allegations are!!!

    for those who haven't heard anything yet here is a link to a NYTIMES article...
    http://www.nytimes.c....mc=rss&src=igw

    and a link to the affidavit...
    http://graphics8.nyt...._complaint.pdf

    #2 ACDCDCAC

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    Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:09 PM

    i've been watching this all day on cnn airport news, wow! crazy, huh?

    #3 boscobel

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      Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:14 PM

      Thanks for the tease, Alyssa! Now I have to go google it and see what's going on...

      #4 Alyssa

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        Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:19 PM

        just updated 1st post with links!

        #5 Yari

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          Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:19 PM

          Wowzer, so crazy.

          So this is the second IL governor in a row to get arrested.

          #6 Kelly C

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            Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:47 PM

            I know this is crazy. My mom just called me at work to tell me what was going on. The world could end and I wouldn't know it if I was at work when it happened.
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            #7 Maura

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            Posted 09 December 2008 - 07:24 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Yari
            Wowzer, so crazy.

            So this is the second IL governor in a row to get arrested.
            blago is one of MANY IL govs to get indicted. its no surprise - his administration has been corrupt since day 1. the governor just previous to him is currently serving time in fed prison for corruption also. before them, there were also other illinois govs who have been indicted or convicted & spent time in prison.

            the best coverage on this will be from the chicago tribune, the local paper, which has been elbow deep in investigating him for quite some time. the only reason this guy won his reelection last time was because the republican who ran against him was the crazy former state treasurer who was a woman nobody liked.

            again, cannot say im surprised at all that he was arrested - i think everyone in chicago will agree we all knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of when.

            feel free to ask me questions since i am local & have experience in the past covering this as a journalist.

            #8 katrina

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              Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:03 PM

              i heard more about this on npr this am.. the things he was being quoted as saying are crazy!

              #9 ~*petals*~

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                Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:26 PM

                I def. agree with Maura. But it's still crazy to hear the details coming out on this!

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                Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:37 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ~*petals*~
                I def. agree with Maura. But it's still crazy to hear the details coming out on this!
                the only things that i think are crazy are 1) how big his balls really are to be saying the things he was quoted as saying, and 2) that he was stupid enough to have those convos in his office & over phone lines when he knew he was under federal investigation for months & months

                i was listening to a chicago talk radio show earlier today and busted out laughing when they said on november 4th, guv was already scheming with advisers how to make a buck off of obama being elected. he really is a major idiot. all of the other statewide elected office-holders have called for him to resign or "step aside" today, which really mean the same thing, its just semantics. if he doesnt resign, there are already state reps & senators who plan to begin impeachment proceedings.




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