I'm tired of having Michael Bond's mug on my website, and the comment string on that last post was getting way too long (not to mention the three-way flame war between commentors FOKLAES, Blue Prairie, and Tikkunolum was getting a little out of hand), so it's time to move on.
In the absence of any new info from Congressman Mark Kirk about his intentions on running for Senate or Guv (remember everyone who was telling you that they just KNEW weeks ago what Kirk was going to do because 'someone' told them?), and now that the Illinois General Assembly three-ring circus has subsided for the moment (it's now Governor Quinn's turn to start throwing blame around), papers like the Tribune are having a field day with pointing out the various lies told by U.S. Senator Roland Burris, that is, when they are not giving us the blow-by-blow description of Patti Blagojevich and her bug-eating trials down in Costa Rica (my wife at breakfast this morning: "Would you eat a tarantula 'for your kids'? Not sure I would.")
The best thing was the Tribune's cut-out and fold-together, 3-D Roland "Pinocchio" Doll. Burrisocchio's long nose features two quotes- one by the real Pinocchio "There are no strings on me!" and one by the real Roland "I'll send you my check by Dec. 15th." Hahahahahahahah. Can't find it online, so you'll have to buy the print edition to see it, but it's worth it.
I'm surprised the Tribune printed this. Remember the outcry from Congressman Bobby Rush and others when various politicians were refusing to help seat Burris?
I guess that when the Tribune starts printing little cut-out dolls of black politicians without fear of being labeled racist, you KNOW the guy is toast.