Maybe if Skoien were a blogger, other bloggers would jump to his defence over at Capital Fax. Right now he seems to be thrown to the dogs and mocked by"lookists" (Skoien must be chubby although I've never seen him). No wonder we elect whacky people in Illinois if that's how we call shots.
Rauschenberger sees the root problem though,
Is it any wonder why Illinois ranks 47th in the nation as a place to locate or expand a business? In effect, what happened to Skoien sends a message to the professional business community that not only do you have to pay a premium to do business here to tithe the political combine but you also better go along with the graft and corruption and keep your mouth shut.