The FBI today arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, charging they--in effect--were auctioning off Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. The timing is perfect; today is International Anti-Corruption Day:
The United Nations’ (UN) International Anti-Corruption Day aims to raise public awareness of corruption and what people can do to fight it. It is observed on December 9 each year.Blagojevich, by the way, is a Democrat--not that the MSM mentions it.
International Anti-Corruption Day is a time for political leaders, governments, legal bodies and lobby groups to work together against corruption work by promoting the day and the issues that surround this event. On this day anti-corruption advocates organize events to engage the general public to effectively fight against corruption and fraud in communities.
As Tom Carter observes, Blagojevich's inaugural address acknowledged the state's "commonplace" "system of corruption," and promised:
You voted for change. I intend to deliver it.A hoped-for Democratic change that never arrived.
(via The Corner, Michelle Malkin)