Re: Blagojevich

Is anybody else having a good laugh over this?  Blagojevich, the governor of Illinois, tried selling a Senate seat to the highest bidder — a Senate seat vacated by the President-Elect.  What did he think, this wouldn’t be newsworthy?  What an idiot.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is on the case.  I’m familiar with him from the time he spent in Rhode Island, sending Providence’s Mayor-For-Life Buddy Cianci to the slammer for five years on corruption charges.  Fitzgerald means business — he got the mayor’s righthand man on tape taking a bribe.  Everyone in RI knew the great Budd-I was guilty as sin but making the charges stick would be the difficult part, and Fitzgerald did.  So the fact that charges have been brought Blagojevich by Fitzgerald means the IL governor is as good as done in my book, because Fitzgerald wouldn’t bring up charges if he doesn’t have a rock solid case.

Personally, my hopes are that Blagojevich is just as entertaining as Cianci.  Cianci was never a national figure, so all of you don’t know just how much amusement he’s provider to us roe-dyliners* over the years.  But if it can be quantified, maybe this short description on how Buddy got ejected from office the first time (yes, before Fitzgerald) will do the trick: “Cianci was forced by law to resign from office for the first time in 1984 after pleading no contest to assaulting a man with a lit cigarette, an ashtray and a fireplace log.”  Use your imagination to place the pieces together — and yes, the fireplace log was on fire.

It’s Everybody’s Mayor, baby!  Beat that Blagojevich, I dare ya.

* – It’s an actual word … In the Rhode Island dictionary.

One Response to “Re: Blagojevich”

  1. LaPopessa says:

    It’s unbelievable. Laughing until I’m crying. This has got to be the stupidest person on the planet!

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