He is corrupt. He tried to trade the open seat left by Senator Barack Obama’s recent resignation for favors, money, a high-profile job or some other favor.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich embarked on “political corruption crime spree” and tried to benefit from his ability to appoint… Barack Obama’s replacement in the U.S. Senate, federal officials said Tuesday. At a news conference in Chicago on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald called it a sad day for the citizens of Illinois and alleged that the governor tried to “auction off” the Senate seat “to the highest bidder”.He said the alleged behavior “would make (Abe) Lincoln roll over in his grave”.

I will point point out that Barack Obama has not been elected President until the Electoral College convenes in a couple of days.
Notice that the MSNBC story I pulled this from hesitates to identify the political party of the dastardly criminal, if it ever names the group at all. There is a sick disinclination in some of these left-wing media outlets to associate skulduggery or criminal acts with their favorite political party.

What a disgusting individual. No wonder I do not expect much better from politicians from Illinois, definitely nothing better from Democrats from that state.