[quote="Secret_Square, post:9, topic:200550"]
blagojevich strikes me as an egomaniac. if he would ever become president, i would seriously leave the united states
As a matter of fact, thousands of individuals and many businesses did leave Illinois while Blago was governor. He always claimed he wouldn't raise taxes on "people" but he had no qualms about raising business license fees and other things that made the cost of doing business in Illinois excessively burdensome, particularly in industries like trucking.
Moreover, his insistence on expanding social progams without considering how they would be paid for left the state's finances in such a shambles (a $9 billion deficit that has since grown to about $13 billion) that there will be no way to correct it without massive tax increases, massive program cuts, or both -- and either way state residents suffer greatly. Personally I think he deserves jail just for what he did to the state's finances, but I digress.
well. i guess we will have to see how his trial plays out. just from the little bit i have seen of him on television since his troubles began, i have not been impressed. i pray he never gets the financial backing to EVER run for president. he looks like he is a JFK wannabe.
i don't belong to his political party, but he looks like someone that could do a lot of damage. i think he spends a lot of time looking at himself in the mirror.