Chicago politics

Selling a senate seat? Blackmailing a newspaper into firing writers? Gotta be the governor of Illinois.

(Side note: “Before that, he served as a U.S. Congressman for Illinois’ 5th district from 1997 until 2003, according to his online biography.” – Could they not confirm membership in the U.S. House of Representatives with a more official source?)

It’s a fun week for politics. Though backroom undemocratic kingmaking in our government is far less sexy.

“It’s just politics,” Bob Rae said about 10 seconds ago. How true.

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