Daily archives: January 28th, 2009

Bring On Governor Pat Quinn

Prepare for Governor Pat Quinn, at last.  Quinn is the only member of the executive branch who has made any sense the last few years.

One of his first acts as governor will be the removal of Rod Blagojevich’s name from signs over state tollways.

From the Chicago Tribune:

“The signs will go down, and we’ll probably have a ceremony to do it,” Quinn told the Tribune. “I might even ask some toll payers to help us out.”

Speaking in his Chicago office with the Senate impeachment trial blaring in the background, Quinn said he would end a period of “imperial governorship” that began under Republican Gov. George Ryan and was continued by Democrat Blagojevich.

As he prepared to head to Springfield for a Senate vote that could oust Blagojevich this week, Quinn sounded more than ever like the governor-in-waiting. He has already tapped several potential top aides to join him in a new administration.

I’ll look forward to that ceremony.

Personally, I’m looking forward to Pat Quinn in the Executive Mansion in Springfield.  Pat Quinn has been dependable the past several years, and I think he really wants to govern.

Welcome Governor Quinn.

Curtain Call on Rod Blagojevich’s Flying Circus

I am so tired of everything Blagojevich right now.  Governor Blago’s Flying Circus will near its final act Thursday when the soon-to-be former governor addresses the deliver a 90-minute plea to garner support from lawmakers so he can stay in office.


I have no doubt that Blago will continue to court the media.  He needs that book deal.  He needs that movie.

Personally?  I’d cast George Wendt as Blagojevich.  Poetic justice, you know.

Blago’s newest best friend is Geraldo Rivera.  Rivera somehow believes Blago is getting a raw deal.  Watch him here on Fake News.

The last hurrah will be Thursday.  Finally.

From the Sun-Times:

The governor has boycotted the first three days of his impeachment trial, arguing in a national media barnstorming blitz that the rules are stacked against him.

Under those rules, the governor will get 90 minutes to make his case that he should not be convicted of the pending impeachment article against him. House prosecutor David Ellis, meanwhile, will get one hour to argue for Blagojevich to be removed.

And when all is said and done and the last gavel has finally sounded on this bizarre ordeal, legislators will return to the task of actually governing.

I’m ready for the final curtain on this one.