If you believe this, I have some land to sell you in Arizona.
Nobody in an oversight position at the Illinois tollway or the governor's office knew about plans to spend nearly a half-million dollars on the big blue signs that advertise Gov. Rod Blagojevich's name to thousands of motorists a day on Chicago-area toll roads, the toll authority's chairman says.
And it looks as though Tollway Chairman John Mitola is tired of this being an issue (poor baby):
I am proud to have the governor's name on those signs," said Mitola, who was appointed by Blagojevich. He added he is "sick and tired" of hearing about the issue.
Here's what really cracked me up:
A spokeswoman for Blagojevich said open-road tolling has been a major initiative of the governor. The decision to put up the signs, said Abby Ottenhoff, was made by the tollway, "and we were fine with the decision."
Of course you were Abby.