This thing just keeps getting interestinger and interestinger...not to mention entertaining.
Of course, yesterday, Blago did what he said he wouldn't do, and went ahead and appointed someone to fill Obama's old Senate seat . Which, of course, left all Democrats hoppin' made as it just complicates things for them. It keeps the story alive that much longer...sets up a big legal situation where the Dems may vote not to seat the guy and have it drug out in court, etc...and keeps their Lt. Governor from being able to pick who he (they) wants. Not to mention that the guy Blago picks is black. And would be the only black member of the Senate.
And today comes word that the federal prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, has petitioned the court for a 90 day extension  on bringin his indictment (normally, it's a 30 day window), which makes one wonder...is Blago cooperating?
In the motion filed Wednesday, prosecutors ask for more time because "multiple witnesses" have come forward in recent weeks and investigators have to review "thousands of intercepted phone calls."
A U.S. Attorney spokesman says a federal judge is scheduled to review the motion at a Monday hearing.
Most likely, after this thing blew open, Fitzgerald has been knee-deep in whistle-blowers...or people just looking to come clean to get a good deal, figuring they were going to go down anyway. Which means that this thing is likely to go waaay beyond just Blago.
And then there's the possibility that Blago himself has hinted that he may be willing to deal.
Either way, there's bound to be a lot of worried people in the Illinois Democrat party right about now. Should be an entertaining winter.