The Governor of Illinois Todd Blagojevich was arrested on Tuesday morning on charges of corruption. He is being accused of attempting to sell the appointment to replace Barack Obama who became the President elect on election day.
President elect Obama denied contacting the Governor in regards to his appointment but this has been proven incorrectas during an interview with the Press. David Axlerod has stated that the President elect and the Governor have indeed spoken.
Several people including Jesse Jackson Jr reportly wanted that seat and offered money in exchange.
This was all caught on wire because apparently the Governor is not the brightest bulb in the carton as he knew he was under investigation yet he spoke on the phone without worry. Why would a Governor who takes a vow to defend the laws of the state. why would he break the laws of the Country. I hope he is not waiting for a pardon because that isn’t going to happen.
Barack’s statement was not strong enough in my opinion because he didn’t call on the Governor to resign.