But this isn't your routine governor with call girls scandal. Oh no. Governor Blagojevich gets arrested today for trying to sell the United States Senate seat formerly held by the next President of the USA. You can't make this stuff up.
The quote of the day from a wiretap of Governor Blago's phone: ""I've got this thing and it's (expletive) golden, and I'm just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing. I'm not gonna do it."
This isn't exactly what President-elect Barack Obama needed right now. He had nothing to do with any of this, but it was his seat. It's his home state. And on January 20, it will be his Justice Department's headache.
And by the way, President Bush has 42 days left to pardon Scooter Libby. One scandal could end just as another gets started. Meanwhile, the economy remains on life support.
And so it goes.