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Where The Outrage Should Be

This Blagojevich story just keeps getting weirder and weirder. At first this looked like pure and simple corruption, but now it’s starting to look more and more like it’s just a case of a mentally unbalanced person. It’s difficult these days to really ascertain what the facts are when all the media are competing to see who can make the news the most sensationalist — but it does appear that the guy actually knew he was being listened in on by the feds when he started his auction for the Senate seat. And if that is indeed the case, then — well, the guy is flat out crazy.

But regardless of whether this is corruption or a case of an extremely delusional man gone off his rocker, what strikes me as preposterous is how upset people are getting over this whole affair. Whatever this guy has done is nothing, absolutely nothing, compared to the high crimes of the Bush-Cheney administration. Yeah, selling off government appointments to the highest bidder is criminal, and needs to be dealt with. But it’s like shoplifting candy bars at the mini-mart compared to what the current administration has been doing just in Iraq. And the corruption in the Iraqi reconstruction effort doesn’t even make the top 10 list of crimes that Bush and Cheney have committed. And yet these two jerks are going to ride off in to the sunset, to live a life of luxury.

America, if you are so outraged about Blagojevich, where in God’s name is your outrage over Bush and Cheney?