Today’s news is full of stories about corruption in Illinois, but lest anyone think we’re the bottom of the bucket in American politics, don’t forget that our neighbors to the north are also watching an on-going series of live courtroom dramas. Convicted legislators? They've got’em. Convicted lobbyists? Got those, too. Today’s papers report on the conviction of a state purchasing manager for directing contracts to the governor’s campaign contributors, over-ruling the recommendation of the proper evaluation committee.
So who’s more corrupt? If we’re just looking at state government, it’s probably a toss up. Throwing in local government (Laski’s sentencing today is just gravy), I think we win. Or lose, depending on your perspective.