Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thank God That's Over

Unless you are living under a rock, or in a part of the country with no electricity, you probably know that Blagojevich is history. (By the way, "Blago" is a cheap cop-out by folks of Western European heritage that can't be bothered to learn the correct spelling or pronunciation of Eastern European names. What they do to the Indian and Chinese names is a crime. Suck it up - Milorad's last name isn't even that hard, as names go.)

I "got" to listen most of the speechifying that went on today. I think every one of the 59 Illinois state senators made a speech. When someone - I have no idea who - got to "Free at last, Free at last..." I about threw up.

Still, there is one less Chicago politician running around today. Too many more where he came from, and most cut from the same cloth. Patronage, pay-to-play, bribery, extortion or whatever you want to call it isn't a sin in Chicago; it's a way of life. Hey, when even the cops are crooks, what chance do the politicos have? "Don't make no waves. Don't back no losers."

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