Illinois - feh.
By the New York Times' calculation of corrupt officials per capita, the Lincoln-Wasn't-Born-Here state doesn't even make the top 20.
Kentucky, however, where our Greatest President was born, ranks Number 9, ahead of such big-mouthed pretenders as Florida (14), New Jersey (15), and New York (23).
Top of the list? The District of Columbia, which is not fair because the district must have the highest concentration of government officials as a percentage of the population.
Alaska (5), Louisiana (6) and Mississippi (7) are logical suspects to edge out Kentucky, but what's the deal with North Dakota (4) and neighbor Montana (8)? Long-winter-boredom corruption?
And Nebraska (54)? You're just not trying.
Check out the full list.
h/t Page One Kentucky.
Cross-posted at They Gave Us A Republic ....
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Posted by Yellow Dog at 9:26 AM