Blagojevic, the Tribune, and the Chicago Cubs

Recently arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevic has been charged with attempting to pressure the Tribune to fire certain members of their editorial staff in return for his assistance in unloading the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field.

Of course, this is but one of many allegations against Blagojevic, the most infamous of which is that he attempted to sell Obama's vacant US Senate seat.

Before running for governor, Blagojevic went hat in hand to Chicago's Serbian community looking for support. The Serbian Orthodox Church does not endorse political candidates, but many individuals unwisely gave him the benefit of the doubt, even though he maintained no ties with the Serbian commmunity. Once elected, he predictably served no interests but his own and those of his cronies.

The Chicago Cubs have gone a full century since winning the World Series. Were it not a logical impossibility for anything to be a disgrace to Chicago, the Cubs would qualify, and so would the Tribune.

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