'We're corruption overachievers'
The Chicago Sun-Times studiously examines
where Illinois falls in state corruption rankings. Having covered the Illinois Statehouse, I gotta say Illinois is up there and definitely outcorrupts the Bay State. Massachusetts seems more at ease with its corrupt House speakers than with corrupt governors. ... But the corruption rankings, based largely on federal indictments and prosecutions etc., can be and are quite misleading. Massachusetts has a recent history, for instance, of making federal officials partners in corruption rather than investigators of corruption, thus reducing the number of indictments used in rankings. Knowing this, one has to seriously ponder the validity of our No. 26 ranking
. ... BTW: Any corruption ranking that doesn't have Rhode Island in the top 10 is self-evidently flawed. ... S-T piece via Glenn.