With the news that the governor of Illinois has tried to sell an appointment to the United States Senate to fill the position vacated by the President-elect, conservative commentators have responded with glee. They have been frantically looking for a weak spot in what has untill now seemed to be an upright character on the American political scene.
Barack Obama got his start in politics in Chicago. Everyone knows that Chicago is corrupt, the commentators say, and this latest event proves that Obama must be corrupt also. Along the way someplace Obama must have rubbed shoulders with the errant governor and therefore he is guilty of the same sin.
Guilt by association is all they have on the President-elect and they are making the best of it. From my perspective, conservatives should forget trying to find something bad about Obama and cooperate with him as he prepares to lead the country. They lost the recent presidential election so conservatives should get over it. It is going to be a long four years for them.