Tuesday, December 09, 2014
On this day in 2008: Blago arrested
Time has not been kind to Blagojevich's reputation. Nearly six years after his removal from office by the General Assembly, Illinois' still is burdened by billions in unpaid bills and $100 billion in un-funded pension debt. The pension problem wasn't created by the hair-brained Dem, but it got worse during his six years in office--at his direction payments into the system were cut.
The next time historians compile a "worst governors ever" list, expect Blago's name to be near the top--if not at the top--of that tally.