Power to fixers

BlagojevichBy one count, Illinois has seen 1,000 public-corruption convictions since 1970. Five former Illinois governors have been prosecuted during the past 44 years. [AP]

Blagojevich didn’t stumble into a gray area or cut some corners after years in office, according to the indictment — he set out from day one to abuse his authority.

While he campaigned on a promise to clean up after the scandals of the previous governor, Blagojevich and a handful of political pals were already planning to line their pockets and split the money after Blagojevich left office…