Wow. Here are the opening two paragraphs of a big piece of breaking news:
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested
Tuesday on federal charges that accuse him of trying to benefit from
his ability to appoint President-elect Barack Obama's replacement in
the U.S. Senate.
76-page FBI affidavit says the 51-year-old Democrat was intercepted on
court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or
trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his
Republican U.S. Senator Ted Stevens has been indicted on 7 counts by the Justice Department after a year-long investigation into corruption in Alaska politics. Hooray. Nothing gladdens the heart like the thought of these sleazeballs heading off to prison.