Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today's High 5 - Blago Edition

5. Monday wasn't a total loss for Rod Blagojevich. His beloved Cubbies scored a crucial victory over the Rockies and now are a mere 14 games under .500.

4. When the jury convicted him on 17 of 20 corruption charges, Blago said he was stunned. A totally predictable reaction. He's the kind of guy who thinks he can fool all of the people all of the time. And why not? Each of the six times the corrupt buffoon ran for office, a majority of his Illinois constituents voted for him. It's understandable that he doubted 12 jurors could see through his b.s.

3. Blago's successor, Pat Quinn, had better hustle. He has fewer than four years to do something crooked enough to become the third straight Illinois governor to serve time. I'm confident he can do it!!

2. If I'm Patti Blagojevich, I'm thinking: "I ate a tarantula for that?"

1. Lots of people believe they live in politically corrupt places. For example, friends in New Jersey and Arizona and here in my new state of North Carolina actually think they're No. 1. Please. elected officials in Illinois take oaths promising to meet graft minimums.


  1. This is the 4th governor in my lifetime as a resident of the State of Illinoins to be convicted and doing jail time. What is wrong with this picture?

  2. i used to get the same thing in louisiana and i have to admit that it was the first state i ever lived in where the gov. "fast eddie" edwards actually walked around the floors of the state senate and house passing out envelopes with cash in them...and when he ran against nazi david duke a group printed up stickers that said, "vote for the crook it is important"..of course he is now in jail...but all i had to say was i am from the state where richard daily is still mayor long after his death...and they would go oh yah with a knowledgeable look...