By the way, if you don't live here (Chicago) the term "Chicago Politics" may not have as much meaning to you. Just look up the wikipedia article for Governor of Illinois and you will see that text regarding scandal covers fully 50% of the text. Don't forget that Rod Blagojevich is from here. Further scandals includes Gov. George Ryan, racketeering; bribery in the mayors office. And, oh yeah, certain unnameable politicians with ties to terrorist Bill Ayers.