I briefly tuned into the news this morning while getting me and the boys ready for school and I was shocked to hear of the news that the Chicago based Tribune media co. is filing for bankruptcy along with the talks of them selling the Chicago Cubs baseball team which they own. Even though this is surprising news I guess it can’t be too much of a shocker in the midst of the economic crisis in general and I heard a little info about Governor Blagojevich of IL being arrested but I had to get out the door so that was that.
By the time I had gotten home and sat down to relax on the sofa with my doggie to watch a little TV I didn’t see anything I wanted to watch so I decided to tune in to CNN, which I watch frequently. By now the news with the Governor was off my mind as I had forgotten about it but as soon I tuned into CNN it was the first story being covered. So, I’m like oh okay I was wondering what was going on with the recent news I heard.
Blagojevich was arrested this morning by the Feds on corruption charges and yet again this is still not a major surprise he was already in the spotlight of corruption dealings. According to U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald the government had the Governors campaign office and his home phone tapped. What took the cake though was when they mentioned that he was offering President Elect Obama vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder. I can only shake my head at this.
Barack Obama response to this news as he spoke today at a rather awkward press conference was that he had no contact with Blagojevich about his seat in the Senate. That he was saddened about the news and that he felt its best for him to not go into the matter any further since this is an ongoing investigation in regards to the Governor. More on all this here