It's About F***ing Time!
(CNN) -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in federal custody on corruption charges, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.
Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Illinois.
Federal prosecutors say Blagojevich, Harris and others conspired to gain financial benefits in appointing President-elect Barack Obama's Senate replacement, according to the statement.
Blagojevich, Harris and others are also alleged to have withheld state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field. The statement says this was done to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members who were critical of Blagojevich.
The statement also alleges that Blagojevich and others tried to illegally obtain campaign contributions.
Here's hoping the scumbag rots in prison, or meets an early demise having suffered a fatal case of cockinthroat. I can live with either of those options.
UPDATE: "...by the company he keeps."
Make no mistake about it. We are in for four SOLID years of Chicago-style politics from the upcoming administration.
The Hopenchange is coming.
UPDATE II: Aaron @ Free Will:
Longtime readers know that seeing Blagojevich go to prison has essentially been this blog's primary purpose, so let me put it in writing, to avoid any confusion: this arrest makes me very happy. The only reason it took me this long to post about it is because I've been working nights this week, and didn't find out until I woke up two hours ago to several voicemails, emails, and instant messages wondering why I haven't posted about this yet.
This is my Christmas morning.