What I see the deeper question is, since Illinois politics, regardless of party, seem to be pretty much totally corrupt, and since this seems to be a matter that the federal level is the only level looking into and on ocassion doing something, WHO and WHY would someone want to elect a politician from this source into the position where he IS THE TOP DOG in the Federal Law Enforcement? This same person has control of who get what job in the highest level of federal law enforcement. Is it a case of the fox guarding the hen house?
Obama came from virtual obscurity into the top job with astoundingly short experience and national level credentials. Obama, in a few weeks, will be overall responsible for what is or is not investigated. The current federal investigators felt it was necessary to go public with this prosecution before the current administration left office and Obama's started. Why this time frame?
The Republicans campaign seemed virtually designed to lose. Is there any connection, even somewhat obscure, to the Illinois republicans since Illinois republicans have also been found to be corrupt? By campaigning to lose, did the republicans insure the election of someone who will NOT prosecute or will only throw a few sacrificial sheep to the public to make it appear they are fighting corruption?
Illinois is the visible tip of political corruption. Like an iceberg, the tip you see is only 10% of what is really there. What else is still under the surface?
Illinois has had, at one time or another, multiple governors convicted, commercial driver licenses sold illegally, judges and lawyers involved in case rigging, jobs and political contribution ties, police corruption scandals, construction scandals, enforcement scandals and who knows how much else. Virtually all of the things uncovered have been uncovered by federal level authorities. Why hasn't the Illinois authorities been been able to find any of this? With an Illinois formed leader what will the federal authorities now NOT be able to find?
Do you have that awful gut feeling that Obama’s administration is going to be the most corrupt administration in our history??? Although some democrats like to believe that Bush’s administration was the dirtiest, I think the majority of honest democrats are also starting to see what is happening out of Chicago. What a terrible mess we are in!!!