Blago was a prosecutor in Illinois for ~ 3 years and after that served 3 2-year terms in the US House of Reps, before completing a 4 year term as governor and about 2 years of his 2nd gubernatorial term. He has officially served in politics for longer than Obama. I don't inderstand how he is a babe in the woods. He is supremely overconfident, was digging a political hole by alienating his supporters, but mostly appears guilty of getting caught doing nasty-style Chicago politics. So far as corruption goes, Obama appears to be cleaner than that.