Seven percent of voters, and a full twenty percent of black voters, still approve of Blago as governor. While a part of me wonders exactly what it would take in order for him to lose this remaining support, I have to remember that eight percent of Americans believe Elvis is still alive, so apparently Blago will still retain his current approval rating even from his prison cell.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.