Alexi Giannoulias, current Illinois State Treasurer, has announced his candidacy for US Senate, to replace Roland Burris. Burris currently holds the seat vacated by Obama, when the latter became president. We all recall the rather strange circumstances surrounding his appointment by Governor Rod Blagojevich.
It seems that Mr. Giannoulias' family's bank, Broadway Bank, has lent many millions of dollars to various and sundry interesting individuals. Among them is Tony Rezko, one of Obama's buddies. Other indiviudals include convicted felons.
Of course Giannoulias is endorsed by Planned Parenthood, the SEIU and AFL-CIO. At this time, though, I do not know the acceptability (or lack thereof) of the Republican candidate, Mark Kirk.
I realize that politics in most places is quite corrupt. However, I don't think most places have corruption with quite the same flagrancy as does Chicago. What with Cardinal George toadying up to Pfleger and now this revelation, it's quite revelatory to see the slime oozing from Chicago. I pray for my faithful Catholic friends there.
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