As you may have all heard Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on Tuesday.  He was caught for saying he might be willing to pay money to Obama…

As you may have all heard Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on Tuesday.  He was caught for saying he might be willing to pay money to Obama to gain appointment to Obama’s vacant Senate seat. Federal prosecutors released a document that included excerpts of wiretapped conversations in which the governor allegedly by offered to sell Obama’s Senate seat for campaign cash. Blagojevich is charged with conspiracy and solicitation to commit bribery. If punished he is most likely to serve up to 20 years in prison or 10 years minimum. To sum it up Blagojevich wanted to take Obama’s place in the Senate. He tried bribes to get it but was recorded and taken to prison. Now Blagojevich is debating whether he should resign or not.   Obama believes the Illinois General Assembly should consider how to fill the Senate seat and “put in place a process to select a new senator that will have the trust and confidence of the people of Illinois.”   If Blagojevich resigns which then will followed by an appointment of a new governor, would “be the most expeditious way for a new senator to be chosen and seated in a manner that would earn the confidence of the people of Illinois and all Americans,” wrote Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois. We will see what happens.   – Tatiana