Back in Sean Connery's Untouchable days, the "Chicago Way" meant that if they send one of your men to the hospital, you send one of theirs to the morgue. In politics, the Chicago way is more about pay-to-playshady dealings. Soon-to-be ex-Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, tried to sell off Obama's senate seat to the highest bidder. He was looking for cash, an ambassodorship, or maybe even Senate seat itself if you nobody was willing to pony up the dough. Obama, similar to his handling of all his other dubious associations, is distancing himself for Hot Rod. For a guy whose transition staff is littered with Chicagoans, it's hard to believe Obama's staff didn't see this coming. The candidate who offered money to Blagojovich is rumored to Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. GOP Governors Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty weren't surprised by this news, saying that Blagojevich was a loner who didn't come to Governor's meetings. Sounds like a big loser to me. Will this touch Obama? Probably not. They've been wiretapping this guy for months, so if Obama denies knowledge of this whole debacle, it's probably because he knows he's not on any tapes. Despite being a very easy decision, B Hussein still made the right choice.
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Hummer H2 driver Yvonne Sinclair, 29, was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter in November in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., from a 2006 crash that killed two people and in which her intoxication was a major factor. Sinclair had bought the Hummer from proceeds of a lawsuit settlement over the 2003 death of her boyfriend, who was killed by a drunk driver. [Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Upland, Calif.), 11-13-08]