Last year some of the contributors for The American Catholic made predictions for 2009 here. Here is how I did:
1. Bailout mania will continue, with the federal government adding 1.5-2 trillion dollars to the national debt in 2009.
Close. The deficit for this year was actually 1.4 trillion.
2. Two cabinet members in the new administration will resign in 2009. (Make that one cabinet member. I was counting Bill Richardson in my total and he withdrew as Commerce Secretary today because of an ongoing corruption investigation against him.)
Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination for secretary of HHS due to failure to pay his taxes in full.
3. After he is forced out through impeachment and conviction, Blagojevich will spill his guts to Fitzgerald in a desperate attempt to forestall a criminal indictment of his wife and to gain sentencing leniency for himself.
Well Blago was impeached and convicted and thrown out of office as governor of Illinois, but he hasn’t sung yet.
4. As a result of Blagojevich singing, Fitzgerald will open a series of new investigations on numerous Illinois politicians.
Fitzgerald throughout the year has continued to wage his one man war against the sickening political corruption in my state, but he has received no information from Blagojevich, other than what Blago blabbed when he was secretly taped. Continue Reading