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Political Ethics 101 (Illinois version)

Where do we draw the line:

1) "Rep., I believe you would make a great Senator. As you know, health care for children is a cause that is very important to me.
IF you were appointed Senator, would you work hard to advance this cause?"

2) "Rep., I believe you would make a great Senator. As you know, I will be facing a tough re-election in 2 years.
IF you were appointed Senator, would you be willing to campaign for my re-election so we both could continue working hard to advance all the causes we both believe in?"

3) "Rep., I believe you would make a great Senator. As you know, I will be leaving the govenor's office in two years (unless I am impeached sooner). At that time I would like to find work with a foundation in Washington (big salary, very little work, wink, wink). IF you were appointed Senator, would you keep an eye out for a position that would be a good fit?"

4) "Rep., Can you frickin' afford to be a great Senator? As you know, this Senate seat is a frickin' golden parachute for me.
What is it worth to you? Make that in large unmarked bills."

5) Ad on Ebay: "Accepting bids on slightly used Senate seat."

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Good post. im starting to wonder how obama received his position i know hilary bought her senate seat for new york.
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Good post. im starting to wonder how obama received his position i know hilary bought her senate seat for new york.
Since you "know" that Hillary Clinton "bought" her senate seat, care to share with us your "knowledge?"

Check the record. Both Hillary and Obama were ELECTED. They weren't appointed by corrupt governors.
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just felt like getting your blood going stevo.
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Thanks Mike, that worked better than an 8-ball and a double espresso ! I'm awake now.
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8 ball, huh have fun with that one. you will be awake all night
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Well played, CM, well played!
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Name That Goon! Rod Blagojevich vs. Tony Soprano

From "The Daily Beast"...Who (Allegedly) Said It? - The Daily Beast

Hands on buzzers: One's a trash-talking thug trying to stay one step ahead of the law. The other was played by James Gandolfini. Can you identify the speaker of the ten quotes below?


1. "Unless I get something real good...shit, I'll just send myself, you know what I'm saying."
2. "What the fuck am I, a toxic person or something?"
3. "Log off, that "cookies" shit makes me nervous!"
4. "They're not willing to give me anything except appreciation. Fuck them."
5. "You got no fuckin' idea what it's like to be number one. Every decision you make affects every facet of every other fucking thing."
6. "I've got this thing and itís fucking golden, and I'm just not giving it up for fuckin' nothing. I'm not gonna do it. And I can always use it. I can parachute me there."
7. "That motherfucker's full of shit. He's shaking me down."
8. "Our recommendation is fire all those fucking people, get 'em the fuck out of there..."
9. "I could have made a larger announcement but wanted to see how they perform by the end of the year. If they don't perform, fuck 'em."
10. "Jesus Christ! The money I've been dropping in here, I could've bought a fuckin' Ferrari."


Answers:
Tony Soprano: 2, 3, 5, 7, 10
Governor Blagojevich: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9
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tony is a nice guy compared to that expletive expletive. to funny. this guy hopefully gets put in prison with bubba from chicago. he disgraces man kind especially americans.
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More funny Blago stuff from Andy Borowitz...
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Gov. Blagojevich has been charged with a laundry list of Federal crimes, including stealing his haircut from the dad on "The Brady Bunch."
Blagojevich Offers Senate Seat to Arresting Officer - Yahoo! News
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