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In which our former governor finally takes a lesson from the talkative turtle

July 21, 2010

Just because I love a delicious history lesson, here’s one from the Chicago Tribune:

“The governor of Illinois “is so unscrupulous that his lack of principle gives him the appearance of audacity,” wrote the Tribune editorial board in a high dudgeon. “He is not guided by courage, shrewdness or strength, but by his lack of principles. He is stupid, and his stupidity plus his indifference to public decency allows him to do the outrageous things for which any governor ought to be impeached.”

No, the subject wasn’t Rod Blagojevich. Nor any of the former state chief executives who have preceded him in the dock in recent decades…”

The worst Illinois governor?  Sorry, but the title’s already been claimed

Read it and chuckle.  And it has an almost spooky relevance to events of this morning: the Rod Blagojevich trial took an interesting turn as governor BigHair did what we have all fervently wished all these months, and firmly shut his pie hole.  He has refused to testify in his own defense, perhaps because of a tranquilizer dart surreptitiously fired from his attorney’s briefcase.  Whatever the reason, silence is golden.

The verdict in the Len Small trial (read the ChiTrib story) does worry me, though.


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  1. July 22, 2010 at 03:47 | #1

    Whelp, Rod’s not OJ, so we probably won’t have to worry about jury history repeating itself.  Of course, I could be wrong – they could all be swayed by his fabulous hair.

  2. August 2, 2010 at 08:34 | #2

    My instant “guess” was Abraham Lincoln.

  3. August 2, 2010 at 08:41 | #3

    But, of course, I then realized that while Ben Franklin comes to mind as a former President, Abe Lincoln was never governor of Illinois. And, of course, my guess did not mean I agreed with the negative words if indeed they were intended to apply to Mr. Lincoln.

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