Later on November 12, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH talked with JOHN HARRIS. ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated that his decision about the open Senate seat will be based on three criteria in the following order of importance: “our legal situation, our personal situation, my political situation. This decision, like every other one, needs to be based upon on that. Legal. Personal. Political.”Not mentioned by Blagojevich is the criterion of merit or ability for holding the open Senate seat, nor is there any regard for what would be beneficial for Illinois, or anybody outside his own family. He seeks only men and women of wealth with the right connections who will help him bring honor and benefit to his own family. The main cause of this corruption is the ambition of Blagojevich to get himself put in higher offices or in a position to make a lot of money after he leaves office, and to do either one of these things he desperately needs to avoid impeachment as governor, which would take away his reputation. But now that his foolish ambition is out in the open, he'll have great difficulty forging an alliance with anyone.
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