He was close to corrupt Daley.
President-elect Barack Obama has never been close to Mr. Blagojevich. He has aligned with the Daley division of the fractured Democratic machine, while Mr. Blagojevich, chiefly through the sponsorship of his father-in-law, a powerful Chicago alderman, has been from that faction that has always resented the mayor's good fortune for being born with the Daley name.In Chicago there is never enough corruption to go around. However, for safety's sake you want a guy on the take to be on the take from both sides. It keeps them honest. Up to a point.
Cross Posted at Classical Values