Rod Blagojevich is all yours, Illinois Democrats

Try as hard as you might to pretend that you had not much–make that nothing–to do with the rise and fall of former governor and convicted felon Rod Blagojevich, you, Illinois Democrats, created and nurtured him.

He was the scion of the Chicago, Cook County and Illinois Democrat party and your efforts to disown him are laughable and pitiable.

Worse, the system that him is the same corrupt and criminal enterprise that exists today.

For the full history of how Democrats inflicted Blago on the people and state of Illinois turn to John Kass in this morning’s Chicago Tribune, “The Shawshank Rod Blagojevich Redemption Tour begins”.

In better days when J.B. Pritzker and Gov. Rod Blagojevich were pals. (Chicago Tribune )

In better days when J.B. Pritzker and Gov. Rod Blagojevich were pals. (Chicago Tribune )

Now in a futile attempt to disown Blagojevich, condemnations rain down on him from on high in the party. Most notably, Gov. J.B. Pritzker. He issued a statement, presumably with a straight face:

Illinoisans have endured far too much corruption, and we must send a message to politicians that corrupt practices will no longer be tolerated. President Trump has abused his pardon power in inexplicable ways to reward his friends and condone corruption, and I deeply believes [sic] this pardon sends the wrong message at the wrong time. I’m committed to continuing to take clear and decisive steps this spring to prevent politicians from using their offices for personal gain, and I will continue to approach this work with that firm conviction.

Oh, sure.

Let us turn to Austin Berg, Vice President of Marketing for the Illinois Policy Institute, who adroitly exposes Pritzker for the hypocrite that he is in this: Blagojevich returns to an Illinois as corrupt as he left it.

Pritzker said he was “really not interested” in the senate seat, explaining that he was interested in getting appoint treasurer–the keeper of the state’s money.

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