Sunday, January 25, 2009

Which Governor Is Wackier?

This op/ed by Maureen Dowd about the respective US Senate appointments by both Gov. Blagojevich and NY Gov. Patterson. Instapundit who links the article said that Obama got rolled on for these respective picks.

I love Blago.

I love his beady little eyes. I love his Serbian shock of hair. I love his flaring nostrils. I love the way he jogs through the snow under indictment, like a stork in spandex trying to gallop. I love the way he compares himself in quick order to Pearl Harbor, Oliver Wendell Holmes and a dead cowboy.

I love the hurly-burly way the Illinois governor rammed through his choice for the Senate, compared with the namby-pamby way the New York governor strangled his best choice for the Senate.

So now we have an N.R.A. handmaiden in Bobby Kennedy’s old seat? Kirsten Gillibrand, a k a Tracy Flick, accepting the honor with her Republican pal Al D’Amato beside her on stage? Gross.

After quoting Kipling and Tennyson in previous shameless press conferences, Blago moved on to an old cowboy movie analogy on Friday to explain why he should be allowed to call Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and Jesse Jackson Jr. as witnesses at the impeachment trial he’s refusing to attend.
Oh wait more is coming she talks about his media blitz from this past Friday:
Raising his own high bar for chutzpah, he complained to The Associated Press about his arrest, “Dec. 9 to my family, to us, to me, is what Pearl Harbor Day was to the United States.”

Even though he is accused of pressuring The Chicago Tribune — fire members of the editorial board who had criticized him or lose his help in selling the prime asset Wrigley Field — Blago called on The Tribune to write editorials defending his rights.

Mayor Richard Daley pronounced Blago “cuckoo.” Governor Paterson is simply a goofball.
I'm sure you would want to know how the selection process went in New York or even Colorado with Sen. Ken Salazar heading to the Senate, but for the purposes of the blog, that not Illinois-centric enough so you should read the whole thing.

I should ask though did Blagojevich and Patterson flex their muscle against the currently popular President of the United States in making their Senate appointments?


Louis G. Atsaves 11:20 PM  

This can all be solved nation wide in the future by arranging for the laws to be changed in favor of "S-P-E-C-I-A-L E-L-E-C-T-I-O-N-S."

More careful vetting of candidates running for Governor and other major offices would help. They should all receive the Sarah Palin treatment by the press in the future.

Anonymous,  2:04 PM  

Mr. Atsaves,

I can only suspect you mean future candidates should refuse to speak to the press to the point that it becomes absurd, and then, when they finally submit to an interview, they ought to show up so woefully unprepared as to put on display for all to see their inherent lack of fitness for office.

THAT Sarah Palin treatment?

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