Thursday, December 8, 2011

Don't Let Top Dems Brush Aside Their Affiliation with Blago

Now that disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, as Darth Vader might say, 'the circle is complete.' All of the Dems who cozied up to Blago, kissed his ring and eagerly posed for pictures with him (as well as curried favor and looked for political support), are now, of course, coming forward, as they did after he was indicted, and denouncing him as the lying, thieving manipulator that, gosh, had they just KNOWN, they never would have even breathed the same air as him.


This is Illinois. The politicos cozy up to those politicians whose star appears to be on the rise, and they will dump anyone in a millisecond whose career and fortunes turn toxic.

Governor Quinn, who ran twice with Blago, said yesterday that both he (Quinn) and the People of Illinois, were 'let down'. Uh, yeah.

Senator Dick Durbin issued the same statement he did when Blago was convicted: "I hope today’s sentencing finally draws this sad chapter in Illinois history to a close."

I don't know if State Senator and Lake County Dem Party Chairman Terry Link said anything publicly yesterday, but I do remember what he said a while back in defense of his close association with the Governor: 'We were duped.' Yeah, sure. Let's not forget that Link was so completely duped that he was one of the "Blagojevich 26," as the Chicago Tribune coined them, who stood in the way of removing Blago from office years earlier when they had a chance by opposing a recall amendment to the state constitution.

I also don't know if 10th Dems Chairman Lauren Beth Gash said anything yesterday, but she was probably just hoping I wouldn't run the above picture again.

No chance of that; commentor FOKLAES has been waiting for it, I'm sure.


Anonymous said...

Sadly, TA, even the 14 year sentence will not deter others who will always feel they will not get caught by the Feds. This is Illinois, TA, and we seem to be slow in learning some simple lessons. No, it's not one-sided, it's bi-partisan to some degree. Illinois is a great State with millions of honest, trustworthy people, including elected officials who just want to do the right thing for all of us. When we examine who's running for office next year, let's keep this Blagojevich mess in our thinking. We DO get the government we elect. WE need to be educated voters. WE need not follow sound bites and glitzy TV spots. WE need to be part of the process and NOT victims of it any longer. It took Blagojevich until yesterday to admit guilt and to say he was sorry. WE should also be sorry that WE (not me, since I didn't vote for him) fell for his glib and fast talking campaign promises. Lessons learned? I sure hope so.

Anonymous said...

The electorate has a serious handicap....It is called the 9 second sound bite mentality. They can't remember what happened last month. Hence those who have the juiciest message right before the election will get their vote, if they vote at all. While Blago was years ago, Walsh was less than a year ago.