Why I Love Rod

Sorry folks but how can you not love the Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich? The man has at least three things going for him:

1. Soprano like charisma: The day before his arrest, when asked about the cloud hanging over him, Blago said “I’ve got nothing but sunshine hanging over me.”

2. Spectacular delusions of grandeur: According to the complaint filed against him, Rod thought he might get a cabinet position or an ambassadorship as “payment” for selecting Obama’s replacement in the Senate.

3. Sheer chutzpah: Despite the fact that he knew the Illinois Secretary of State,  Jesse White would not validate any senatorial appointment and that the Senate itself would block such an appointment, Blago fulfilled his legal duties today and appointed Roland Burris to Barack Obama’s vacant seat. At the close of his press conference announcing the appointment, Blagojevich said, “Feel free to castigate the appointer but don’t lynch the appointer. I am not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing!”

It’s a shame that old Rod is not a Republican. As entertaining as Sarah Palin was, Blago would have been ten times more fun as McCain’s running mate! I personally cannot wait for the next chapter to play out in this saga of dirty Chicago politics. Whatever happens, as long as Rod gets a turn at the microphone, I’ll be a happy man. You can’t write characters like this one. The man is priceless!


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4 thoughts on “Why I Love Rod

  1. Notice how he’s just not even a side note to most media outlets. What do you think would happen if he was a Republican?

  2. Dude is just sticking it to everybody. I must admit at first I was a bit shocked at such blatant disregard for the political process, but the entertainment factor is starting to make up for it. He’s the Richard Hatch of this season’s Senate(er).

  3. Solar I’m not sure which media outlets you’re watching but I’m a big fan of MSNBC and Blago has hardly been a side note there. Not only has he gotten extensive coverage, so has the “what did Obama know and when did he know it” line of questioning. Sorry, don’t see any liberal bias in the reporting here.

    C&B, the beauty of Blago’s latest move is that he USED the political process to the letter to thumb his nose at his opponents. When’s the last time you saw somebody piss people off by actually doing his job? Gotta love it!

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