Rich Miller Asks Some Good Questions
The Capitol Fax Blog is one place I'll be checking in coming days for further news on the Blagojevich front. Rich Miller asks three ...
The Capitol Fax Blog is one place I'll be checking in coming days for further news on the Blagojevich front. Rich Miller asks three questions there today:
Who is Senate Candidate 5?
Did Tribune owner Sam Zell agree to dump unfavorable members of the editorial board in exchange for help with Wrigley Field?
And Miller has one question that characterizes the governor's state of mind in a way I won't repeat, drawing attention to Blagojevich's presidential aspirations:
Throughout the intercepted conversations, Blagojevich also allegedly spent significant time weighing the option of appointing himself to the open Senate seat and expressed a variety of reasons for doing so, including: frustration at being "stuck" as governor; a belief that he will be able to obtain greater resources if he is indicted as a sitting Senator as opposed to a sitting governor; a desire to remake his image in consideration of a possible run for President in 2016; avoiding impeachment by the Illinois legislature; making corporate contacts that would be of value to him after leaving public office; facilitating his wife's employment as a lobbyist; and generating speaking fees should he decide to leave public office.
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