Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mayberry This Ain't

Just when I thought that there was nothing to really blog about, given the campaign season and the fact that we haven't been in session, comes this doozy:

With an upcoming trial poised to focus (even more) attention on the Governor's operations, one would realize that it is only natural that the Governor would be confronted by (even more) questions about the issue of how he has run his administration and his campaign apparatus.

But rather than find an thoughtful way to try to manage the issue, the Governor busts out his best Opie Taylor impersonation and tries to turn the table on the press.
There is a bigger issue, and it could suggest why those newspapers are gettin' skinnier and skinnier. Because these guys like to write about stuff that don't really matter to people.
Wow. With a straight face no less.

- This from the Governor that charged into office on a stated mission from God to clean up corruption in state government, only to give us five more years of the headlines that Illinoisans had been sick of seeing in the years leading up to his first election.

- This from the Governor that promised two years ago to 'rock the system' and reform campaign finance in Illinois, then did - nothing.

- This from the Governor who has bottled up House Bill 1, which would end pay-to-play politics in our state, since LAST APRIL.

I think it's pretty clear who this stuff 'don't' matter to. Aunt Bea must be turning in her grave.


At January 31, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I'm not about to say that the news about the Governor isn't important and newsworthy, Gov. Blago does have a good point about the news printing worthless stories. The amount of news about Britney Spears alone is staggering; not to mention Lindsey Lohan and the rest of that gang. Pile onto that the news stories on top of news stories about the same murder case or missing person, when there are hundreds of other atrocious crimes, domestic and abroad, to report on.

Of course, I would guess the reason is that people actually want to read that drivel. I suppose there's no accounting for taste.

At February 1, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It kinda leaves you speechless. I mean what more can be said about this man? I continue to come across people who spit after the mere mention of his name, then just shake their heads in disbelief. Really, what more is there to say that hasn’t already been said. I HOPE TO GOD that people at least wake up to the importance of their vote and get engaged. Perhaps the one silver lining is that Blago will motivate more people to learn about their candidates and drag their butts to the polls and vote.


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