HB 7 was drafted only after Illinois became a national joke in the wake of former Governor Blagojevich's arrest. Reformers have long sought to reduce the corrosive impact of money in politics by limiting the amount that individuals and groups can contribute to political candidates.
a polity of democracy, one would think that American politicians would
always be aiming to please the constituencies they represent. After
all, those voters are the ones who determine whether a politician stays
in or is removed from office.
I surely hope Eastertide
works out better than Lent this year. Especially
this year, one would have thought that some extraordinary people who
violated sacred and secular trusts over the past number of years would
have gotten into Lent big time.
call him an exorcist, probably because the term is so out of fashion;
but that’s actually what he is. Instead,
we call him the United States Attorney for the Northern District of
Illinois, and once in a while, a “Special Council” when the demons are
at work in places like Washington, DC.
Rod Blagojevich will not be the Governor of Illinois very much longer. His trial in the state senate is scheduled to begin on January 26th. Current estimates are that it will last for no longer than three weeks with removal from office the almost foregone conclusion.