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Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald may be right about a lot of things when it comes to former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s future cellmate—current Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich—but he got one thing very wrong at today’s press conference.
In a nutshell, Governor Blagojevich is being charged with trying to squeeze the Chicago Tribune into firing editorialists who don’t like him and trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. After a few weeks of tapped phones and wired pals, Blago managed to give Fitzgerald lots and lots of incriminating comments, many of them laced with f-bombs, including one mother-f-bomb dropped on the name of one President-elect Barack Obama. Uh-oh.
What happens to a “service economy” when people no longer have the money to pay for service?
What happens when “precision” bombs and missiles are not really as precise as they are supposed to be?
What happens to a country where judges make up the law as they go along?
How many Americans are aware that Abraham Lincoln was well known for telling dirty stories, engaged in antics (like playing with his feet) when he did not want to answer questions, and was flippant when his attention was called to Union soldiers’ graves?
That he kept his son safely at Harvard during the war? (Robert E. Lee’s son was kidnapped from home while severely wounded and brutally imprisoned away from his dying wife and children.)