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December 09, 2008

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Danny,

Sorry to hear about the downfall of your state and university compadre. I guess absolute power does corrupt--over and over.

BTW, can you imagine how far that guy could go in the Blogosphere with that family name?

Hasta luego!

Danny,
Do you remember hearing about the shoeboxes filled with money during Governor Ogilivie's term? The image somehow stuck in my mind. Admittedly, they belonged to Secretary of State Paul Powell but a preliminary search indicates the Governor was touched by scandal as well. And then Gov. Dan Walker also served time. Is this the end of an era in Illinois government?

I always wonder how these high profile characters think they'll never get caught. There's always somebody who's going to talk. So, they risk a lucrative career in politics, out of greed, when, even with term limits, most politicians can just bounce from one office to the next for the rest of their lives. LBJ used to say that you could have your elected position for the rest of your life "as long as you never got caught in bed with a dead woman or a live boy !"

While it is unfair to isolate Illinois political life from the rest of the country, do you think that state is still run a bit by old style politics, and that is why there seems to be so much corruption at the state level (this said from someone living in a state where the governor resigned for visiting hookers)?

Entitlement issues do strange things to people. I couldn't believe some of the crap that came out of his mouth. I love all the research you do for me, so I don't have to do it myself.

We here in Illinois are thinking they should open up a Governor's Wing in the state penitentiary.

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