Judy's Happy Dance? Maybe Not
- Wielding their clout like a club, Antoin Rezko, a top adviser and fund-raiser for Gov. Blagojevich, and GOP insider Stuart Levine were partners in crime as they arranged to shake down nearly $5 million in kickbacks from six investment firms looking for business with the state, a federal indictment alleged today.
The Barr-Topinka people ought to be a little careful making hay out of this one. As you can see in the first line, a GOP insider is also named as a co-conspirator. This just proves John Kass's longtime allegations that there is no two party system in Illinois - just a political combine that works together to enrich certain companies that in turn contribute money to both parties just to keep money flowing. The ultimate loser? Taxpayers.