OK I can’t help it. I’m happy. I’m finally online full speed again, and Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested earlier today on federal corruption charges. Can life get much better! Here’s a snip from CNN: Federal officers took Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris — also arrested on corruption charges — into custody at around 6:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m. ET) without incident, FBI spokesman Ross Rice told CNN. Each was charged with a count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and a count of solicitation of bribery, authorities said. The government says the two were “conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits” for the Illinois governor by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a U.S. senator to replace Obama… …The government also accuses Blagojevich and Harris of threatening to withhold state assistance to the Tribune Company — the company that owns the Chicago Tribune — in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field baseball stadium. The company also owns the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. In exchange for assistance, the governor and his chief of staff wanted the newspaper to fire Chicago Tribune editorial board members who were sharply critical of the governor, the government said. Continue Reading →