Thursday, December 11, 2008

By Thy Money Gently Flowing, Illinois, Illinois*

As I'm sure you've all heard by now, the governor of Illinois was arrested on Tuesday morning for corruption, including attempting to use the filling of Barack Obama's empty senate seat for personal gain.

Wow.

Dang.

I must admit it: I voted for Blagojevich in 2002, but by the time he was up for re-election, I had moved to Tennessee.

That makes two completely corrupt, lawbreaking frauds we elected in a row (George Ryan, and now Blagojevich).  What other state can say that?!?!

It's funny, because when I moved to Illinois from Kentucky, shortly after Operation Boptrot, I was relieved to be moving away from such a corrupt state.  How wrong I was!

* For you non-Illinoisians out there, this is a reference to the Illinois state song.

3 comments:

rachel said...

And don't forget that other Ryan (I forget his first name) who forced his wife to attend sex clubs and had to resign amidst terrible scandal. Illinois is CLASSY.

What's extra stupid is, Blagojevich has been under investigation for a while. You'd think if you were under investigation, you wouldn't go out and be quite so blatantly bad.

At least George Ryan, with investigations looming, had the decency and guts to do something controversial but GOOD (halting the death penalty), figuring his life in politics was pretty much over anyway.

Ginger said...

I am a native Illinoisan and I didn't know that song.

Rebecca said...

Rach, yes, Illinois politics is super classy. Don't you miss it? I know I do.

Ginger, I guess the Illinois state song is nowhere near as popular as "My Old Kentucky Home," but I would have at least thought you would have learned it in school.