You have to love Illinois politics. The rest of us think we know what corruption looks like, but only a sitting Illinois governor can get arrested on charges the U.S. attorny says are of "staggering" breadth. Rod Blagojevich all but put a "for sale sign" on the operation his office. And there is this especially nasty allegation:
Another charge alleges Blagojevich and Harris conspired to demand the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members responsible for editorials critical of him in exchange for state help with the sale of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs baseball stadium owned by Tribune Co.
It's OK if you want to seek a bribe or offer one. It's tolerable if you want to try for a lucrative job for yourself in the Obama administration. You want to try to get appointments and freebies for your friends and family, fine. But trying to get editorial writers fired? Man, that so crosses the line! Burn the bum at the stake.
In my opinion.