Monday, December 15, 2008

Welcome, Blagogate Skeptics

Welcome to the New York Times, which has belatedly joined those expressing skepticism about whether the charges leveled recently at Governor Rod Blaogjevich of Illinois are crimes, or merely ethically distasteful acts of political opportunism.

The story in Tuesday's Times questions whether prosecutor Patrick Fitgerald is seeking to criminalize all kinds of political horsetrading. A post on this blog six days ago raised similar issues and quoted several prominent attorneys who expressed similar doubts about the case.


FDD said...

OK, I can understand that his wanting some kind of political quid pro quo isn't illegal, but did he not also say -- or give very strong hints -- that he'd also be quite happy to take cash (and not just murky campaign contribution "donations")?
Can't see how that's not illegal.

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