I'm not really sure what to do with the following story, and maybe it's just because it's been a long last few days, but something about this just struck me as as a great set-up for a funny punchline:
SPRINGFIELD — Since taking office in 2003, Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been criticized for not living in the Executive Mansion in Springfield.
State records, however, show the governor had a pretty good reason for not staying overnight in the 153-year-old home late last year.
According to documents filed with the Illinois Auditor General, there was a water leak in the governor’s private quarters on the upper floors of the mansion in November.
The leak damaged the ceiling of the mansion ballroom and threatened a walnut-paneled library next to the ballroom. Because of the leak and the resulting repairs, mansion director David Bourland shut off the water in the governor’s private apartment...The cost to fix the problem: $20,986.