Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Many Faces of Rod

He used to portray himself as a modern-day JFK Jr., but apparently Governor Blagojevich has now decided to channel other historical figures in his 'Look at me, I'm a Martyr' tour.
Impeached Gov. Blagojevich, on the first leg of his media blitz timed to the start of his impeachment trial, in an NBC interview broadcast on The Today Show Sunday compared himself to human rights heros Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.
For a Governor who thrives on confrontation to compare himself to Ghandi defies any and all logic.

And while I can almost picture the Governor overlooking the Washington Mall delivering his "I Have a Dream (about getting paid)" speech, his invocation of Dr. King is offensive.

The only comparison that can possibly be drawn to Mandela is the future likelihood that both men will have spent significant time behind bars, although I would have to imagine that Yankton, S.D. has little in common with Robben Island.

We should all be thankful that the Governor wasn't around during the civil rights movement. I have to believe that if the Governor was previously incarnated as Rosa Parks, he would have tried to sell his seat on the bus.


At January 25, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

two questions
1) his bond restrict him to the Northern District, how is he going to NY?
2) does Quinn get the authority to appoint a new LG??

At January 25, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Anonymous Cheryl said...

He reminds me more of Springfield's Mayor Quimby than any other politican, living, dead or fictional.

At January 25, 2009 at 7:59 PM, Anonymous DuPage Saint said...

I have a feeling that this really may be the tip of the iceburg. If he is going down he may want to take alot of people with him. Cellini sound familiar. And as a conservative (not religious) republican I cannot tell you the feeling I had when good old Big Jim walked arm and arm with gov. Rod on his transition team. Transition from one pocket to the other Right Mr. Kijlander? Impeach em all!!!!

At January 26, 2009 at 7:37 AM, Anonymous Joe Lake said...

The many faces of Rod...

Gov. Blago has hired the same PR firm used by four-wife Peterson.

I think Gov. Blago killed the State of Illinois.

Joe Lake, Bucktown

At January 29, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at least he's no longer in power. The Senate just tossed him out unanimously.

At February 5, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Anonymous lake county democrat said...

It's time for "The Many Faces of Richard Daley" -- paving the way for at least one is not the same thing as opening the floodgates. Sick 'em John!


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