CHICAGO, December 8, 2011 ― If you didn’t know it was the Blagojevich saga, you might think it was a script for a “Goodfellas” sequel:
An ambitious young man marries the daughter of a powerful Chicago political boss. The boss “makes” the man and gives him his start in the “business.”
Now a full-fledged “wiseguy,” he is schooled first hand in the norms, etiquette, and social mores of the “The Chicago Way.” He learns about bribes, kickbacks and pay-to-play schemes from the best in the biz. The man becomes a congressman and a governor.
Man, now he’s golden.