Thursday, May 31, 2018
Former Illinois governor: Practice politics, go to jail
An op-ed by former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich (2003-2009) on p A19 of the Wall Street Journal, should get our attention. That is, “I’m in prison for practicing politics”.
Apparently the US prosecutors can view any fundraising gifts by those in office (for the opposing party) as bribes. “For most people in the political arena, the fundraising part of the job is no fun. I liken it to exercise. It hurts but makes you healthy and strong.”
Trump is reportedly considering pardoning both Blagojevich, and Martha Stewart (“Domestic Diva”), prosecuted for “insider trading” at the end of 2001.