Finalizing the circle, if U. S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is to indict and try Gov. Rod Blagojevich, that will require a President Obama to appoint Fitzgerald to what would seem to be an unprecedented third term as U. S. Attorney. Fitzgerald was first brought in to the N.D. of IL in 2001, from New York City, at the urging of President Bush by then maverick Republican U. S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald (no relation to Patrick), over the objections of local Republican and Democratic pols, who preferred prosecutions be handled by a local prosecutor. Outsider Patrick Fitzgerald has piled up significant, numerous public corruption convictions of state and local Republicans and Democrats.I predict that Obama will reappoint Fitzgerald. That will defuse the situation in the short term, and I suspect that a year from now few voters will care about the sleaze in Chicago politics. There are bigger problems than even a supreme sleaze with a bad toupee who has lots of high-profile connections.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Like Chicago, only National
What to do?
Posted by Lou Minatti at 7:22 PM