Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Illinois, I'm Here For You.

Blagojevich Arrest Muddies Illinois Political Waters - The Fix'

According to conversations with several Chicago political sharps, the thinking now is that if Blagojevich makes the appointment, the only possible pick is a caretaker with an unimpeachable record on ethics who will hold the seat for two years and then step aside in 2010.

It's nearly impossible to imagine that anyone Blagojevich picks at this point would be able to run for a full term 2010 as they would immediately be labeled as the hand-picked choice of a scandal-tarred governor.

Let me suggest another possible solution: Me.

Hear me out here. I've got no ties at all to the "scandal-tarred governor." Frankly, I never even knew the guy's name till a couple of days ago. I'm not tied to any corrupt Chicago political machine. In fact, I don't even live in Illinois. Oh, I've been there, and I've got friends in Chicago, sure, but none of them, as far as I know, have even a whiff of political scandal about them.

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus has this to say: Well, I'm not sure what's best for the people of Illinois who matter here. However, I do think anyone who accepts a senatorial appointment from the governor is obviously unfit for the job.

I mean, really. Can you think of anyone more unfit for the job than me?

Illinois: I'm here to help. Call me.


Unknown said...

It's Obama's 'Night of the Long Knives', metaphorically speaking. Time to clean house and get it done before the inauguration. The enemies list is about to get shorter by one, perhaps two.

Tom said...

I think you might have a problem with the state residency requirement, Dusty, unless you can persuade Them you come from way, way, way downstate.

We lived in Springpatch for two years. If you weren't born there, it's pretty hard to be average enough to fit in. It's the third-most-average city in the country. The natives can spot you in five seconds. Never before have I heard, "You ain't from 'round here, air ya?" as often as in those two years.

Bedlam said...

this will be interesting

Anonymous said...

Not as interesting as that avatar.