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January 29, 2009



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I'm surprised he didn't drive to Arcola and try and join the Lawn Rangers.

If a tree falls in a forest, does anyone hear it?

"You haven't proved a crime, and you can't because it didn't happen," Blagojevich pleaded with state senators. "How can you throw a governor out of office with insufficient and incomplete evidence?"

Or.. or something like that...

needs an afternoon caffeine booster

You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn.


You can't do that! Does tradition mean nothing in Illinois politics?

well, good. it makes new york state government look clean. poor dude, he says he doesnt even own a car.... and now, on to his actual trial. he can join the other illinois governors who are in jail. i think they have their own wing.

"That is not a right; it's a privilege and he forfeited that right."

Thanks for clearing that up.

Dave, not to worry. I have no doubt this ex-Gov will be in many a headline to come, trying to paint himmself the martyred public servant.

Well, we did get to hear a lot of poetry and literature from him this week. That guy has a quote for everything.

You and every late-night talk-show host, Dave.

Next stop: Mayor of DC!

My favorite is Jon Stewart pronouncing Blago's name.

Well, McDonalds hasn't been laying off anyone lately...

Optimistic quote of the week:

"Illinois senators stripped Gov. Rod Blagojevich of power Thursday in the final act of a political drama that. . . likely will end Blagojevich's career in politics."

"'That is not a right; it's a privilege and he forfeited that right.'"


I guess we won't have old Rod Blagojevich to kick around anymore, eh?

Dave, I'm shocked to see you compare Blogo to a weasel. You should apologize to the weasel.

Yeah, I will miss his morning runs..he should have had a big dog run with him...

That was a mistake.

Golly, I wonder if he'll write a book.

Yup, tough luck for the Blogmeister. No more putting on the good blue blazer and jumping in Blago's limo for a quick ride around Springfield.

"Hooters AGAIN Mr. Governor?? You sure like those hot wings, don't you sir? By the way, your new haircut looks great!"

Limo driver probably liked Dave better than Blago anyway.

Please don't call rod blagojevich a weasel. That is an insult to weasels.

(The reason that rod's name is not capitalized in this post is because only PROPER nouns should be capitalized.)

Oh well. I'm sure there will are plenty more "entertaining" politicians where he came from.

Does " Mooserumphairpieces.com " take returns ?

I was going to try to post something semi-clever but after "mooserumphairpieces.com," the hell with it. ROTFLMAO. Thanx Clank.

All the other gov's at least waited until they were out of office to get arrested.

Is this the same Pat Quinn?

Blago is cuckoo for coconuts.

I am listening to Blago's testimony from his hearing today. He may or may not be as big a fool as our fallen jesters from NY and NJ, but I'll give him this: the man can spin. I get the feeling he actually believes his own BS.

A weasel pelt on the pate does not a weasel make.

Anybody remember Ratfink? I'm thinking "rodfink". No cap, per Chris S.

Now he can fulfill his true destiny fronting for a Beatles tribute band

Hey Meanie, if I had to leave public life in disgrace I think I'd rather go the way Spitzer did. At least his descent into disgrace took the scenic route.

@meanie and padraig

Spitzer writes a column for Slate, which is owned by The Washington Post. So he, basically, a cow-orker of Gene Weingarten's.

Wiredog - I've seen a couple of the Slate columns. Not sure why he was granted that forum or why anyone would put any stock in his opinions.

It's amusing to see him writing about a stimulus package.

ES was a crusading fraud who knows that he sacrificed every shred of credibility with his actions, and saw the light pretty quickly and got out of the game. Blago is just thoroughly amazing, though, in his simultaneous self-pity (how can you bury me for grabbing all I can while I have the opportunity, when all of you know that's how it's done and [speaking to those who will vote to impeach him] practice it yourselves?), and his astonishingly naked grandiosity (besides, I'm a cross between Mother Theresa and Jesus and Florence Nightingale!).

"besides, I'm a cross between Mother Theresa and Jesus and Florence Nightingale!"

Meanie, you forgot "Only better looking."

Blago reminds me so much of Martin Sheen's slimy character in "The Dead Zone."


Pat Quinn becoming governor is similar to Ralph Nader becoming President. Imagine Ralph Nader actually becoming President and then you will know what the State of Illinois will be like for the next 2 (??) years.

This is just wild.

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