Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 10:30:59

Trust Us, We’re Opaque

“We’re looking to fundamentally change the status quo in Washington. It’s a status quo that extends beyond any particular party, and right now that status quo is fighting back with everything it’s got, with the same old tactics that divide and distract us from solving the problems people face,” said then-candidate Barack Obama on Jan. 26, 2008. “We’re up against the idea that it’s acceptable to say anything and do anything to win an election.”

In December 2008, just 10 months later, then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill., burst onto the national scene when he was arrested for corruption. One of the charges he faced was attempting to peddle President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.