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The world probably believes it is witnessing what the sociologist Robert K. Merton calls a "self-fulfilling prophecy." But are we ignoring a blatant conflict-of-interest in the city that gave us Rod Blagojevich?
Las Vegas Wranglers minor league hockey team to host Rod Blagojevich night on Jan. 30, featuring prison-stripe uniforms and prime rinkside seat auctioned off to highest bidder. [ABC13-TV]
This just in—Illinois politicians are kinda corrupt. As you may have heard, Governor Rod Blagojevich (henceforth known as "Blago") was arrested by FBI agents on federal corruption charges, after he "put a for sale sign" on the appointment of the new Senator to replace President-Elect Barack Obama. He didn't just say…