Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What an Idiot!

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past day, you've probably heard our esteemed, trust worthy and beautiful Governor (check out his hair), Rod Blagojevich, has been arrested on numerous charges of corruption. All we can say is...what an idiot!

But we're not here to talk about his stupidity, but more importantly how this effects the Olympic Bid. According to some IOC officials that were quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Blagojevich is 'irrelevant' to the cities Olympic bid.

Although this is good news (depending on how you view the bid), we find it hard to believe. When the most prominent state government official is in the news for corruption, it's not good. It taints the city, state and everyone and everything associated with it (including the Olympic Bid).

As most people know (especially long time residents of the area), Chicago is infamous for its political corruption. Although Sloopin still supports the bid, it does give us some pause when this type of blatant manipulation and corruption still remain so prevalent. It's going to cost a lot to stage the Olympics in Chicago (if we get it) and with that comes a lot of opportunity for corruption, favors and kickbacks.

At least we won't have to worry about Blago...but something tells me there are other corrupt officials waiting to step in.

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