Illinois Governor, Blagojevich was willing to trade the US Senate seat to replace President-elect Obama for cash and other favors. Check out some excerpts from the “Blagojevich tapes“.
Giving the Governor the authority to appoint a Senator is way too much power and its not surprising that there are those who choose to misuse this power. It remains to be see what the fallout of this scandal is going to be and whether Mr. Obama himself or any of his high powered team are going to be drawn into this in some form given that the President-elect and some of his associates are themselves products of the infamous world of “Chicago Politics”. Finally, the Republicans have something to smile about and go to town with!