We all know Chicago politics is tough politics, heck FOX News tried to remind us that every chance they got during the campaign. But Obama trudged on and won the Presidency bringing much respect and redemption to the city of Chicago and state of Illinois. Since November 4, Chicago had become the new center of the universe, all eyes were watching Obama. From the moment he stepped out to the podium that Tuesday night with his beautiful family and gave a speech watched by people all around the world, Chicago has basked in the glory of its new favorite son. That all ended Monday with the arrest of Gov. Blagojevich.
I, like most Americans, am relieved to know Obama did not fall for this guy's attempt to literally sell the seat to the highest bidder, but it is an unwelcome distraction to the Obama transition which has been one of the best we have ever seen, it is a shame to Chicago, and Blagojevich is the black sheep of Illinois that no one can be proud of right now.