When former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was heard on FBI wiretaps selling President Obama’s Senate seat, Obama first called for a special election. When it looked like a Republican might win, Obama acquiesced to Blagojevich’s appointment of laughingstock Roland Burris.
The media made Obama pay no price. That was unfortunate, but it also no doubt lulled Obama and his staff into thinking that the public just doesn’t care about corruption. This is a dangerous mindset. There is increasing evidence that the American people do care. According to a Rasmussen:
…the latest national telephone survey shows that 83% now view government ethics and corruption as very important, placing it just ahead of the economy on a list of 10 key electoral issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports. Eighty-two percent (82%) of voters see the economy as very important.