Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Blago Fallout, i.e. the Arrested IL Governor

I agree with everything Nate wrote over at 538.com.

The Republicans in Illinois are disorganized, in fact if they had a strong candidate in 2006, Blago would not have been re-elected.

Anyway, this is worth a serious read.


The Republicans are extremely disorganized in Illinois, but both the governor's seat and Obama's senate seat now need to be considered viable pickup opportunities for them in 2010. The Republican with the strongest statewide brand name is former senator Peter Fitzgerald, who retired from the Senate in 2004. With that said, the Democrats have several rising stars of their own, such as Alexi Giannoulias, Jan Schakowsky, Lisa Madigan, and Luis Guiterrez, all of whom have pretty clean reputations.

And then there is the question of what happens with Barack Obama's senate seat in the meantime. I don't see how it can possibly be acceptable for Blagojevich to have any say in naming Obama's successor, but elections law isn't set up to deal with situations as bizarre as these......

And the Blago Shakedown.....for real

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