The Dream May be Dead

If President Bush takes the advise of Sen. Dick Durbin and commutes the 6.5 year prison sentence of Gov. Saferoads (that's former Illinois governor George Ryan), my dream will be dead. And what exactly is that dream - it's the dream of Gov. Ryan and Gov. Rod Blagojevich being prison roommates in a federal penitentiary. Both Ryan and Blagojevich have betrayed the public trust and deserve to be put away for a long, long time. Sen. Durbin's request for a commutation is business as usual in Illinois politics - the politically powerful watching out for one another. Sen. Durbin should be ashamed of himself. However, I'm sure it's just the opposite. He's probably very proud of his actions, figuring if he ever gets jammed up, someone will have his back.
UPDATE: Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) says that the President should not commute the prison sentence of Gov. Ryan.
UPDATE: Gov. Rod Blagojevich is currently in the custody of the FBI. He was arrested by the FBI this morning (December 9, 2008). The charges including attempting to sell the US Senate seat that was vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

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