Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Blago Rudeness

The Rude Pundit has some pithy comments about Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Well worth reading. Nice to see the entire Democratic caucus stand up en masse and call for his resignation. Where was that unity when we needed it? We should look to the GOP for examples of outstanding party unity - like this. Man, that just sends tingles down my spine.

8 comments:

Brian Summers said...

You just gotta wonder about the state of Illinois. On the one hand, you have Barack Obama, seemingly one of the most above-board politicians to come along in generations. Then you have the "Blagosphere," a strata of state governors dating back years that is so corrupt as to almost define the term by its very existence. Gotta wonder whose ass the voters of Illinois have their heads up. History exists in order to avoid a repetition of stoopid behavior. Some folk never learn.

Stephanie Baum said...

Chicago politics are corrupt...always has been, always will be, and our president-elect is a product of his environment. Notice how quiet Rahm is lately? He was the one dealing with Blago - great...if anyone thinks it stops there then you're insane. The Dems have one again proven they think they're above the law. Nice.

ToLo said...

That's no slam-dunk, Stephanie. No one has questioned Barack Obama in this matter -- no one who matters anyway. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity don't count, because they're in the business of making unfounded insinuations. I'll wait and see what else Patrick Fitzgerald has to say. So far, he's given Obama a clean slate.

Kaye Fissinger said...

Stephanie, as usual, your head is somewhere other than on top of your shoulders. There are no excuses for Blagojevich's actions, but to extend this to Obama is delusional on your part.

What amazes me the most about conservatives is their ability to project their own behavior onto others. For eight years we've been living with a conservative president who has placed himself not only above the the law but above the U.S. Constitution.

Brian Summers said...

Yeah, suddenly Repugnicans are pointing fingers as if the last eight years never happened. What a bunch of hypocrites. I waded through two sentences of a Michele Malkin piece (all I could stand) and her spittle was a characterization of the Democrats as a "culture of corruption." Sounds like what Stephanie's on about here. You got no room to talk Stephanie. The last eight years are etched in blood and no amount of Democratic stupidity can change that. Get used to it.

Stephanie Baum said...

Hey, all I know is that since 9/11 we haven't had a terrorist attack on our own soil. How many days will Obama be in office before we're attacked? Biden has all but promised it will happen. I'm guessing 100 or less.

The big question is if Rahm will still be by Obama's side when he takes office - considering he's now verified to have been in talks with Blago. If Obama has ANY integrity (which I don't think he does, considering he made a promise to McCain to also run a campaign using only public financing and then backed out on his word) he'll drop Rahm now before any real damage is done. How many more scandals and controversies are we going to have before he's even sworn in?!? This has GOT to be a record!

Kaye Fissinger said...

Broken record (vinyl), Stephanie. It wasn't even a big seller when it was first released.

ToLo said...

Stephanie: 9/11 was the worst, came on YOUR WATCH despite weeks or months of warnings, and was followed by an actual explosion of international terrorism. Bush made the situation worse, not better. And to top it off, Cheney now admits that he sanctioned "enhanced interrogation techniques including waterboarding, a crime for which Japanese soldiers were -executed- by hanging after WWII. Wake. Up.