This morning, I read this op-ed in the Times about political corruption. It starts out with all the recent examples in New York State and then discusses political state political corruption on a national level. As I’ve posted before, political corruption in the state is just accepted and you shrug your shoulders when you hear about it. It’s unfortunate, but that’s what it has come to. Now, the thing to remember is that this is not just a local issue, but it’s national. Illinois is another big hitter, most recent example Rod Blagojevich. I did get a laugh from the quote from a former Albany political aid, “We used to say — thank God for Illinois.” The op-ed mentions many other examples, such as Louisiana topping the list as the state with the most convictions per capita. A contest to decide whose sate is more corrupt is funny in a way, but seriously this is an issue that has to be addressed in a meaningful way instead of the usual lets just pass some diluted measures that don’t cause any change.