2 Governors, 2 Crooks. What's Wrong With Illinois?

Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 01:26 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Is there something about Illinois that encourages governors to go bad? Two men in a row, from rival parties, of separate generations and from different areas of the state have been convicted of felonies.

A jury convicted Rod Blagojevich of lying to federal investigators, while his predecessor George Ryan is in prison for corruption. Experts say they had two main things in common: access to a river of political money and voters who put them in office despite questions about their honesty.

New laws restricting political donations are in place. But one observer says too many people in Illinois accept a certain level of corruption.

Brad McMillan is executive director of Bradley University's Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service. He says voters need to change their ways, too.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Vulnerable Democrats Reframe Debate on Health Care

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 13:04 PM

President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it  . . .

Pope Francis Offers Condolences on Detroit Cardinal Szoka's Death

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 13:01 PM

Pope Francis says he offers his heartfelt condolences to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szo . . .

Air in US Cities Is Cleaner: EPA

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 12:16 PM

The air in American cities is getting safer to breathe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday. Sign . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved