News: Dig deep enough, and all you get is dirty
Whether you liked Sarah Palin or not, you have to admit that the whole Troopergate "scandal" was about as interesting as mud. I mean, even assuming everything alleged was true, pressuring someone to fire an incompetent brother-in-law didn't seem to be enough to even get Palin in political trouble, let alone face any criminal liability. Not so for Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich:
Seriously, who didn't see this coming? Illinois politics (and Chicago in particular) has a pretty infamous reputation, and it's really not hard to imagine this kind of wheeling and dealing behind the scenes. Blagojevich formed a review panel last month to look over potential candidates to fill Obama's vacant Senate seat, and I suspect whatever evidence comes out of there will be critical in proving or disproving these charges.