Blagojevich’s corruption should teach us to pay attention

The recent verdict dealt to the infamous “Blago” pleases me. He used his position solely for self-gain, throwing in a few good deeds here and there to keep the masses satiated, and most importantly, fooled. The Caesars of ancient Rome did the same thing, and most know what legacy the majority of them left.

Too often, these so-called public servants make a mockery of their elected positions. Voters need to open their eyes and vote the majority of these scoundrels out. Furthermore, it’s ridiculous to say politics is a dirty game that needs to be played dirty. Elected officials who work hard, listen to their constituency and are of at least average intelligence can get things done legitimately. Blagojevich is a common criminal who had the persona to gain the support needed to make it politically. I question the integrity, ethics and sanity of anyone who supported and continues to support this crook after his wrongdoing was fully exposed.

Casting a vote based only on political party, for what group supports a candidate or not and career politicians all need to be stopped. Napoleon Bonaparte said, “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” I agree with that, and hence voters need to be the smart ones.

Mike St. Angel

From the Dec. 28, 2011-Jan. 3, 2012, issue

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