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Pondering corruption

December 10, 2008
Yet another Illinois governor is going down in legal flames, as Rod Blagojevich struggles to extricate himself from federal accusations that he brazenly tried to peddle Barack Obamaâ??s Senate seat to the highest bidder.

So, weâ??re reminded again that power corrupts. And that people corrupt power.

What is it about politics? Do you think the problem is mostly corrupt people coming into power, or power corrupting innocent people?
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