- House Speaker Michael Madigan sets the Democratic strategy for the coming elections: Face it head on. Point out that Democrats threw him out of office. (But ignore the fact that it was the Democratic Machine and all of its players that gave us Blagojevich in the first place. What's to stop them from giving us more of the same?)
- Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) took up the theme, pointing out that the Senate impeachment trial "resulted in a unanimous verdict" against Blagojevich, and therefore "I think we did our job." Great strategy. Make the voters forget about Blago by referring to Blago.
- Comic Al Franken (D-Minn.) accused Republican senate candidate Mark Kirk's memory of being "fuzzy" about his military record and his entire life. Yes, Franken's military record is far superior.
- Gov. Pat Quinn said that at least he stood up for honest government while Republicans did nothing about George Ryan. (True) This from the man who defended Blagojevich during their re-election campaigns as being "honest." The dope's excuse? "He misled me," as if to say I was so stupid that I couldn't see what everyone else in the state saw.
It's as if Republicans were to blame for giving us Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Here is a week worth of chuckles in which:
Loved this last line of the Tribune story: "In Chicago, Mayor Richard Daley declined to comment on the Blagojevich trial today."
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