The Sinking Ship of Rod Blagojevich
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., publicly denied any involvement in Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's scheme to sell President-elect Barack Obama's senate seat.
Jackson is only one of many people tripping over the microphone wires in a mad dash to publicly disassociate themselves from the potty-mouthed governor.
Soon to be former governor? The Illinois state legislature wants to officially boot Blagojevich out of office before he can name a replacement to Obama's seat - which, technically, he can still do. Of course such a move would require an awful shiny set of brass ones considering his current predicament.
Meanwhile, Washington Democrats and Obama are calling on Blagojevich to resign now for the sake of the state, and the party, and Obama's reputation.
Obama was clear about noting that he personally did not have any discussions with Blagojevich about the future of his Senate seat, but no one can really be certain about the rest of his team yet. Chicago's a big town, and all the politicians there swim in the same septic tank. Stay tuned.