Now that I have dared to bring you up to date on the relative evil that lurks in the land, let's just forget that I mentioned it and make the most of the holidays. .
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Rating the corruptibles
IMAGINE MY surprise in reading the other day in the New York Times that Illinois is not the most corrupt state in the Union. It ranks no worse than sixth, according to The Corporate Crime Reporter, which bases its rankings on the number of federal public corruption convictions per 100,000 residents. Illinois, its governors and Chicago aldermen notwithstanding, is more respectable on the chart than Louisiana, Mississippi Kentucky, Alabama and...I'll whisper it...Ohio. This is hardly the season of the year to bring this up with all of the state's other bad tidings, including the fact that the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals are groping around in the darkness of their NFL division.