So the ruling just came down, Rod Blagojevich is guilty on 17 of the 20 counts of corruption and extortion he faced. It looks like he will be doing a long time in prison and I hope he never has another free day in his life. When I first heard about this case way back, I thought he didn’t really do anything that any other politician had done. While this may be true this is no excuse. I feel that in the age of new media and prosecutors being less afraid to go after scumbags like this we will be seeing a lot more of this.
All politicians should be on notice assume every email is stored, every phone conversation recorded and now we have enough people in the new media to dig through all of this. I hope we see far more of these cases, because we could easily replace a substantial number of our non-violent drug offenders with these corrupt scumbags.