I'm not a huge Hatebreed fan and I can take or leave Shadows Fall but I wouldn't mind seeing Dying Fetus. I'll have to see if I can talk one or both of my sons into going with me to one of the IL shows. Of course, this is assuming I've landed a job by then.
The selling of political favors—including appointments to government offices—is what defines Washington politics (and all other politics in America). With the lone exception of Congressman Ron Paul in recent decades, virtually every Washington politician spends most of his time selling political favors of one kind or another. Legislation and regulation is “sold” for campaign “contributions", kickbacks, high-paying jobs for relatives and friends, promises of private-sector jobs and monetary favors, etc. It’s what politicians do and what politics is about. Governor Blagojevich
was just doing a politician’s typical dishonest day’s work.