Hypocrite career politician, engages in legalized bribery on a monumental scale. Go the Illinois State Board of Elections and view his committee. Pharmaceuticals, gaming, energy companies, all pay big. Not in a brown paper bag of cash under the table but to his campaign account then he approves very favorable legislation in return. He claims he is just following the law, well who makes the laws for campaign money in Illinois? He does. This is just the tip of the iceberg. People are rotting in a jail cell for far less right now. And the media can't find anything but praise for the glad-handing phony. The media who is suppose to police these people dine with them and attend black tie dinners. Illinois State officials are more corrupt than any state in the Union and this crony is at the top of the heap. He makes hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in salary, campaign cash, benefits, reimbursements, two offices with staff to do the job he was elected to do. Don't expect it to change anytime soon. Blago was no saint, but If you buck the system the message is loud and clear you will go down.