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Today's auction items: two highway contracts and a Senate seat [Dec. 9th, 2008|07:48 pm]
Zoethe
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You know, eras come and eras go, but it's nice to have the security that some things never change. Like corruption in Illinois.

I swear to you, somewhere Hizzoner Da Mare*, is looking on from his celestial reward with a wee tear of nostalgia on his cheek.

*Corrected for proper Chicago spelling of the Sacred Name.
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[User Picture]From: trianakvetch
2008-12-10 01:04 am (UTC)
heh, most of my friends and I who live in Chicago keep saying "damn, Blagojavich was an idiot...he let himself be caught? He needs to learn some tricks from mayor Daley (son)"

Though in all honesty, Daley at least greases palms so the city runs ok and people are happy. What Blagojavich was doing was despicable.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-10 01:06 am (UTC)
True. Hiz Honor would probably be disgusted by the hamhandedness of this.
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[User Picture]From: roaming
2008-12-10 01:08 am (UTC)
"There's nothing but sunshine hanging over me"? Yeh, we see how seriously you're taking this. Even being accused of it, nevermind having taped evidence (yoo hoo, Tricky Dick!), should sober you up.

But then, with a bouf hairdo like that, no wonder the man can't be serious. He must laugh out loud every time he looks in the mirror.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-10 01:14 am (UTC)
In addition to everything else, they oughta charge him with prostitution. Because talk about selling yourself on the street.
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[User Picture]From: dana3
2008-12-10 01:34 am (UTC)
Hizzoner da Mare would be disgusted by the stoooopidity of this. Hizzoner bought his kid -- Richard M, the current allegedly "honorable" -- his real estate license, saying "wouldn't any loving father do the same?" I miss Hizzoner. The only thing his kid got from him was sense enough to keep the City running.

Rod-baybee is just a dolt, and not worth mentioning in the same breath as the Daleys. Jes sayin ... :D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-10 01:52 am (UTC)
I bow to your superior wisdom, and shall correct the misspelling of hizzoner.
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[User Picture]From: dana3
2008-12-10 11:09 am (UTC)
LOL!! Not necesssarily 'wisdom', more like the experience of being born'n'bred Chicagoan and being young during the riots. And having seen non-Daley mayors drop the city flat on its nose, cause they didn't learn where the skeletons were fast enough. Can't tell you how many times I marched and protested against Hizzoner's policies and practices -- or what a difference it did NOT make, since one he made up his mind it never moved, opened or swerved. The spelling is creditable to the late great cynical columnist Mike Royko, the brilliant chronicler of an era, formerly a columnist with the Chicago Sun Times.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-10 01:54 pm (UTC)
I loved Mike Royko! Funny and insightful, all at the same time.

My ex grew up just across the Indiana border (literally - his friends across the street lived in Illinois), so regularly regaled me with tales of Hizzoner's antics. He even had a picture, proudly displayed on the wall in his parents' home, of himself shaking hands with Himself.
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[User Picture]From: midnightsjane
2008-12-10 01:50 am (UTC)
I just saw this on the evening news..good freaking grief! They said that 3 out of the last 7 governors of Illinois have gone to jail. This guy might make it 4.
Abe Lincoln must be flipping in his grave.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-10 01:55 am (UTC)
It must be something in the water....
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[User Picture]From: pjhandley
2008-12-10 03:26 am (UTC)
upon hearing the news about the IL gov this morning, I looked at my spouse and said "what on earth was he thinking? you can't run the state using RJ Daly Chicago politics! It's not an Alderman's seat, for crying out loud....."

nice to know I'm not the only one who made the obvious connection.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-10 03:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure we were not alone.
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From: jennb45
2008-12-10 03:24 pm (UTC)
I had a hard time believeing he thought this stuff up on his own until I read the warrant. Its not just that he tried to pay for play its also that he's flat out dumb.

The only reason he won his first term is because his last name wasn't Ryan. After George Ryan "announced" he wasn't seeking another term the Republicans ran Jim Ryan, the Attorney General. Brilliant, cause most people totally know the Govs first name. And then when Obama ran for Senate they ran yet another Ryan. He, of course, stepped out when his ex-wife Jeri Ryan of Star Trek: Voyager fame claimed he forced her to go to sex clubs.

Illinois politics, it kinda makes me long for home.

There may be a mess in Minnesota, but its not corruption based dagnabit.

Vote early, vote often.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-10 06:38 pm (UTC)
I wish I lived there. It'd be nice to know that even after death I could keep participating in the political system.
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From: jennb45
2008-12-10 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yea, but you don't get to pick your candidate.
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[User Picture]From: uplinktruck
2008-12-11 05:37 am (UTC)
Quote of the day on the matter:

"The sitting governor under investigation by the federal government since 2004 gets on the phone to barter Barack Obama's senate seat. Even O. J. Simpson would not have been that dumb."
- Bill O'Reilly
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-11 05:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, he was a bozo.
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