Tuesday, December 9, 2008

No more politics as usual!

I've got this thing and it's f***ing golden and I'm just not giving it up for f***ing nothing. I'm not gonna do it.

~~Rod Blagojevich

Even aside from the ferret atop his head, Illinois's governor is one ugly bastard.

The guy was arrested by the FBI today because he has apparently been planning on putting his job of appointing someone to replace President-Elect Obama's seat in the Senate to good use by trying to leverage a chunk of money, a lucrative job for both himself and his wife, and maybe even--get this--a job in President Obama's Cabinet.

Well, I guess it's good to have goals, isn't it?

Blagojevich has been charged with two counts: conspiracy to commit fraud (a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison), and solicitation to commit bribery (up to 10 years).

I know that the reputation of Chicago politics rivals that of Tammany Hall, but as our pal Jody wrote, this is just embarrassing, both to the fine state of Illinois (and here in South Bend, we have a close connection to Chicago) as well as to the President-Elect. I don't believe that P-E Obama had anything to do with Blagojevich's machinations, and I don't believe my buddy Rahm Emanuel (I bet he's going ballistic right about now) did, either, but this has to be as irritating to both of them and all of Obama's advisors as fire ants down your pants. (I'll tell you my story about ants in the pants sometime.)

As always, it amazes me that these assholes think that they are untouchable--apparently Blagojevich has known for a while that he was under investigation for fraud, and knew that the Feds might be listening in...which of course, they were. Gee, didn't you think they might be listening to your conversations, you numbnuts? The conversations where you talked about how this thing was "f***ing golden?!"

I sincerely hope they throw his ass in jail for the maximum time allowed--I'm pulling for 30 years! I am utterly and completely disgusted at seeing this kind of Machiavellian maneuvering, and I hope the Feds send a clear message that it is no longer acceptable to behave in this manner. To Blagojevich and others of your ilk: if you didn't get the memo, it is no longer politics as usual, and the American people are engaged and ready to hold you to standards to which you seem to have a hard time holding yourselves. Consider this notice given!

18 comments:

  1. numbnuts. What an awesome nickname.
    i have never heard of this dude....he is ugly as sin, huh? I hate corrupt politicians. I hope he does end up in prison. XO

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  2. I tried to read the entry, but I just couldn't get past his hair. What the crap? LOL

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  3. I think this is more the norm... and sad... crooked politicians!

    *hugs*
    heather

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  4. From what I saw on CNN this afternoon (they were updating my computer), he has been soliciting donations for contracts. It is disgusting.

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  5. we have a children's book about the dust bowl at work, i will try to remember to jot down the name.

    have you ever read the dollmaker? slightly different era (WW II) but a hell of a tale about an appalachain family adjusting to life in the city of detroit.

    your rod's really a 'rod' if you get my drift. maybe he and kwame can correspond and be prison pen pals if he goes to jail.

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  6. That hair! Oh, good Lord! Surely he doesn't look in the mirror and think- "yeah, you da man!" He should be thinking "Man! I need a haircut!"

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  7. Hi Beth,
    I totally agree ... what a crook (and an idiot, to boot). I hope they throw the book at him.
    Best,
    Marty

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  8. Sounds like a real idiot. And he's ugly ! What a way to go through life.

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  9. He is more than ugly, he is fugly (f'n ugly!) I can always count on you to give me the best scoop on politics!

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  10. This really took me by surprise yesterday. How could anyone be so callus and stupid! When I saw his picture on AOL yesterday I thought he was a girl without makeup. Hahah.

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  11. They can not throw the book at him soon enough. Have not had a chaNCE to watch CNN today but what a low life scum. Had to leave befpre I could comment this morning but knew you would have some goodies to say ad you did not disappoint me. Lucy

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  12. Love the ferret on his head statement, that's good ~ and yeah, he is one ugly dude. Those were my words to my secretary today. This guy is just a pompus ass - justice better be served on him.

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  13. good job Beth!
    Happy Holidays!
    natalie

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  14. Aside from his looks...just another dirty politician AND an idiot at that. Also, his wife is on his bandwagon. They are both nuts.
    Hugs, Joyce

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  15. Just think the Govenor Before was worse! Being from Illinois and folowing politics closely for many years, I'm not suprised! We have a very long history of corrupt Govenors and politicians. The really sad thing is he was better than Tapinka in 2006! I wish Whitney would have won, we would not be hearing about this story! I will be writing a very interesting entry very soon! Please have a great day tomorrow.

    Peace&Love
    Wes

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  16. unfreakin believable but some how I think this is more the norm then we know... sad.. very freakin sad.
    hugs

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  17. I like your descriptive powers when it comes to this guy. I read somewhere that Rahm may have been involved in bringing this guy's crimes to light. Have to look for the article again. I will never cease to be amazed at the stupidity of some of these people in power. For heaven's sakes, check to see if your microphone is on, if your phone is tapped, and don't text anything!

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  18. What is the saying about power ... it corrupts and absolute power means you are Dick Cheney!!

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