Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Illinois Epic Fail

Okay, so this doesn’t have much to do with me working in an office, but since the news almost made me late for work, I figure you guys will let it slide.

So Chicago is known for three things – Pizza, a Basketball Dynasty in the 90’s, and Political corruption. One of these was all over the radio this morning.

As it turns out, our esteemed governor was taken into FBI custody this morning for a laundry list (76 pages) of law breaking goodness. Most notably for trying to “sell” the senate seat that Barrak Obama recently left since he is going to be our new president and all.

But I would like to think the real reason he went to jail was because he was guilty of being a dumbass. The last governor of Illinois, George Ryan, is currently serving 6 years in prison for being a dumbass. Actually, four out of the last 6 governors have spent some time behind bars. So what made Rod Blagojevich (or Bagdonivich as my father used to call him…) think that he could get away with being politically corrupt? Sure, there are a lot of politicians in this state, mostly in the city of Chicago, who aren’t quite on the up and up, but they were investigating Blago for TWO YEARS. You think that after the first whiff that the US Attorney (Patrick Fitzgerald) was poking into your goings on you might back down? But no, Blago kept on trying to make behind the scenes deals like getting his wife a six figure job and threatening to bulldoze Wrigley* if the Tribune didn’t fire members of the editorial staff whom Blago didn’t like.

So today, on this snowy crappy Chicago December day another Dumbass politician is going down, and that makes me happy.

Patrick Fitzgerald, I salute you.

~The Office Scribe

1 comment:

Blarney Stoned said...

Who is Barrak Obama?