Was kostet wohl Barack Obamas Sitz im Senat?

Das ist doch mal eine interessante Story:

U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald said today that federal authorities arrested Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich this morning because the governor went on “a political corruption crime spree” that needed to be stopped.

Fitzgerald said secret tape recordings showed Blagojevich was attempting “to sell the U.S. Senate seat” that President-elect Barack Obama recently vacated. Fitzgerald said, “We make no allegations” that Obama was aware of any alleged scheming by Blagojevich.

The governor has the sole power to pick Obama’s replacement under the state constitution.

“The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave,” Fitzgerald said, quoting Blagojevich as saying the Senate seat is “a bleeping valuable thing. You just don’t give it away. … I’ve got this thing and it’s bleeping golden.”

Fitzgerald called the corruption charges against Blagojevich “a truly new low.”

Der Governeur von Illinois wurde festgenommen, weil dieser den frei werdenden Platz im Senat von Barack Obama vergeben darf und nun wohl versucht hat, diesen Sitz meistbietend zu verkaufen. Tja. Mich würde allerdings interessieren, was so ein Platz im Senat kostet, den man ganz ohne Wahlkampf erwerben könnte.

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