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  •  Really? I haven't seen that. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sure, after there's no way to avoid it, but...

    here in Illinois, I sure as hell didn't see Democrats rising up to oust Rod Blagojevich before the feds dropped the hammer on him, and he was about as corrupt as they come.

    Ditto for Bob Torricelli in New Jersey a few years back.

    The problem isn't that people like the corruption or don't wish for clean government, it's that politics is a hardball game.  "Your" guy is somebody on your side, even if he/she isn't altogether  lovely.

    And -- I wonder how easy it is, in today's big money climate, to be sure you're completely clean even when you make a serious effort to do so.  I can't imagine many politicians want to contribute to an environment of quick and easy finger-pointing.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 12:40:23 PM PST

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