Yesterday, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) was convicted on 17 of 20 counts of corruption, ending a long and sordid affair that featured bizarre behavior, bouts of reality television, and, of course, that famous mane of hair. Public Campaign Action Fund issued this response to the guilty verdicts.
From the Chicago Tribune story: "Coupled with the lone guilty count from last summer’s trial, Blagojevich has now been convicted of 18 counts of wire fraud, bribery, attempted extortion, conspiracy and lying to the FBI."
From the Public Campaign Action Fund press release: “Blagojevich isn’t the first corrupt politician—and he won’t be the last. That’s why elected officials across the country need to look at legislation that puts the focus back on voters, instead of big money donors.“
Fare thee well, Blago. We'll miss the endless fodder you provided the money in politics community over the years. We know how much it generally costs to be elected to the U.S. Senate, but alas, now we may never know how much a Senate seat fetches on the open market.