Courtesy of Will Collier, here are the detailed charges against Illinois Governor Blagojevich:
Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions – both historically and now in a push before a new state ethics law takes effect January 1, 2009.
Take a second look at that second charge — attempting to use government money to bribe a bankrupt company into firing his critics.
Are you sure you’re in favor of Washington owning big chunks of banks and auto manufacturers?