Rod Blagojevich, who rode a wave of replacing George Ryan (now in prison) to clean things up in Illinois, received a phone call at daybreak informing him of a warrant for his arrest. US Attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald, informed the public later of the charges — basically using power for bribery in order to secure a position for himself and a bigger income for his wife. He put a dollar sign on the person who was to replace Obama in the Senate.
The sadness for us Illinoisans is that this arrest means that we could well have two former governors in prison.
How do people with this sort of character rise so high in our political system?