Thursday, December 11, 2008

Business as Ususal

This morning the official website of embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich showed little of the firestorm of controversy about his pay-to-play negotiation style, which was revealed this week by federal prosecutors who presented evidence that Blagojevich actually tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama to the highest bidder. Today, the governor's website links to innocuous public pablum such as campaigns that include Keep Warm Illinois and a photo album commemorating the highlights and quotidian happenings of his administration. Nowhere do his spokespeople make reference to the scandal with either public denials or admissions of culpability.

Also part of this political controversy is the governor's wife, who sought well-paying positions on corporate boards as part of her husband's gubernatorial wheeling and dealing. However, her site uses demure pastel tones rather than the boldly patriotic red, white, and blue color palette of her husband's digital presence.

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