Power, corruption and lies in Illinios

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unfortunately for Illinois, political corruption is not unusual.
"This is not machine politics. This is one man out to enrich himself."
— Cindi Canary
While most people were shocked (shocked!) by Gov. Blagojevich’s indictment on corruption charges, after monitoring the governor and the Illinois statehouse for years, Cindi Canary and the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform were actually expecting it. Ms. Canary joins The Takeaway to discuss the intrigues of Illinois politics.

Guests:

Cindi Canary

Contributors:

Melissa Locker

Comments [1]

J Moore

We haven't heard the "culture of corruption" phrase bandied about this time around. Why would that be? And is it possible Ms. Canary is saying Illinois machine politics had nothing to do with Gov. B's position or ambition? Selective blindness. I for one can't wait to see the names of the top bidders (and how quickly they will receive an honorary media pass - especially JJ Jr.).

Dec. 10 2008 05:59 PM

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