From the looks of the complaint against Governor Blagojevich filed by the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, it seems Chicago politics is as dirty as ever. What is amazing is how Barack Obama has kept his hands so clean and still risen to the top in this corrupt world. Read down to around paragraph 101 where it says that Obama's people were willing to give nothing but appreciation to Governor Blagojevich in exchange for the appointment of Obama's preferred candidate. One question is whether other potential candidates might have been willing to express their appreciation in more tangible ways, as the governor was allegedly demanding.
Barack Obama's current favorability rating, according to CNN, is somewhere around 79%.