Story after story was heard in the prolife world of things that were not quite... by the book. Whispers of fraud and abuse have swirled since before his election. He's still tied up in the Rezco scandal, which so far seems to have left Obama unscathed.
Just yesterday I was outraged by his conduct in the factory worker situation:
- Bank of America has pulled the line of credit for Republic Windows and Doors, worried they won't be paid back.
- Republic Windows and Doors announced they were closing the factory.
- The workers have staged a sit in (the electrical union is organizing things) demanding severance pay and vacation pay. (Not sure how a company with no money is supposed to write them a check that won't bounce...)
- Gov. Blagojevich tries to extort BOA, telling them that if they don't give Republic a loan, the State of Illinois will boycott them.
Blagojevich is now in federal custody, accused of fraud and attempting to profit financially from his role in appointing Obama's senatorial successor. He also tried to extort the owners of Wrigley's Field, the Chicago Tribune, to make the Tribune fire editors who have criticized the Blagojevich administration. (Another paper has endorsed Blagojevich's wife to take over Obama's seat. Wonder what dirt Blag. had on them.)
Corruption in the Blagojevich administration has been the focus of a federal Operation Board Games involving an alleged $7 million scheme aimed at squeezing kickbacks out of companies seeking business from the state. Federal prosecutors have acknowledged they're also investigating "serious allegations of endemic hiring fraud" under Blagojevich.
The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday morning that the federal investigation had spread to Blagojevich's efforts to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy left by the election of Barack Obama as president.
It's nice to see justice served against corrupt public officials. Pray for a conversion and turning away from the things of this life for Gov. Blagojevich!