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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bad news!


What is it with corrupt governors and this face?

Who knows? But what you can certainly know about soon-to-be ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill., is that the guilt-by-association accusations will soon start flying.

FBI agents arrested the governor Tuesday at his Chicago home and took him away while his family was still asleep, saying wiretaps convinced them that Blagojevich's political corruption crime spree had to be stopped before it was too late, the Associated Press reported.

Blago (can I call you Blago?) is accused of — among a huge list of things which will be in the Freeman's front page tomorrow — scheming to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

He allegedly also tried to get an editor from the Chicago "Chapter 11" Tribune fired, because he didn't like the editorials, which (suprise!) proves that some people are still reading newspapers. And the prosecutor is none other than Patrick "I'll send you to jail if you don't tell me who your sources are" Fitzgerald.

So needless to say, the senate seat vacated by Bam (can I call you Bam?) is on eBay, a seat described by the governor, on tape, as " a f------ valuable thing, you just don't give it away for nothing," according to the federal affidavit, which I'm posting below (do a search for the "f" word on the second button from the right — see if you can find all 18 instances!).

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Anyway, here are some shots of the people who will be accused of being guilty because they are in a photo with Blago. See if you can identify who they are.






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