Was Blagojevich ousted for asking Illinois government agencies to suspend doing business with the Bank of America?

//www.lewrockwell.com/gaddy/gaddy38.html

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Bailout Blago

The American Conservative
by Justin Raimondo

The stoning of Rod Blagojevich recalls Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery,’ a sinister short story about the inhabitants of an otherwise placid village where, periodically, someone’s name is chosen out of a hat for a public stoning. Like much of Jackson’s idiosyncratic fiction, a dark river of fear runs beneath the formal narrative — in this case fear of randomness, of sudden death at the hands of fate. It was, perhaps, Blagojevich’s fate to go down in history as a symbol of political corruption, Chicago’s Boss Tweed and the most infamous of mobster-politicians. Yet one can’t help but think it could have happened to anyone — to any member of the political class, that is. This scandal is noteworthy because of the honesty and purity of its protagonist, the Illinois governor who has become a leper in the political universe because he didn’t deign to dress up his avarice and power-lust in the language of ‘public service’ and altruism... (for publication 01/12/09)

//www.amconmag.com/article/2009/jan/12/00010/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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