Wednesday, December 10, 2008

BREAKING: President-elect Asking for Illinois Governor to Resign

As is now being reported by virtually every news service, President-elect Obama is calling for the immediate resignation of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

This was expected.  It is straight-forward political calculus.  Governor Blagojevich in office equals protracted public screeching and constant media attention.  The odds increase exponentially that, with hundreds of reporters (and thousands of bloggers) digging into the story over a period of months, someone will turn up a connection between someone close to Obama and Blagojevich.

What is equally predictable is that even Blagojevich's resignation will not throw a many journalists off the scent.  Covering scandals is a bipartisan affair, Mr. Obama.  Best gird your loins because I believe the honeymoon is over.


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