"In particular, ROD BLAGOJEVICH has been intercepted conspiring to trade the senate seat for particular positions that the President-elect has the
power to appoint (e.g. the Secretary of Health and Human Services). ROD BLAGOJEVICH has also been intercepted conspiring to sell the Senate seat in exchange for his wife’s placement on paid corporate boards or ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s placement at a private foundation in a significant position with a substantial salary. ROD BLAGOJEVICH has also been intercepted conspiring to sell the Senate seat in exchange for millions of dollars in funding for a non-profit organization that he would start and that would employ him at a substantial salary after he left the governorship." Complaint against Blagojevich
"The Soup" specializes in American "reality" TV programs as metaphor for American social degeneracy. The Soupster painfully reviews all the silliness watched by empty headed idle people across "the land of the free and the home of the brave." Contests for achievement of the status of Paris Hilton’s BFF, Hugh Hefner’s latest…, etc. are employed as vehicles for a heavy handed critique of what we have become.
Surely the governor of Illinois must present the Soup with an opportunity for a "great leap" to political criticism. Why should Stewart and Leno have exclusive rights to such a rich vein of material for comment.
Illinois is now "short listed" for most corrupt state government in the USA. Louisiana and Rhode Island are "up there" as finalists, but Illinois seems to be in the lead for award of the title.
In the interest of fair play for Canadians, I have cited the "National Post" so that they might feel more at home in their gleeful commentary.