Thorns & Roses

ROSE…Governor ROD BLAGOJEVICH’S testy refusal to step aside in the face of FBI wiretaps that reveal his attempt to auction [...]

January 30 2009 by Chief Executive


ROSE…

Governor ROD BLAGOJEVICH’S testy refusal to step aside in the face of FBI wiretaps that reveal his attempt to auction Barack Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder is the gift that keeps on giving. The corruption cabaret that is a centerpiece of Illinois politics in general and Chicago in particular will now have an extended media run, much to the chagrin of Democrats who would like everyone to believe that the governor is an anomaly.

THORN…

Why is the bid by resume-thin CAROLINE KENNEDY, Countess of Camelot, for Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate seat treated seriously when Sarah Palin’s comparatively more robust accomplishments as a governor and former mayor were treated harshly? At least the British are transparent in treating politics by bloodline by segregating upper class dilettantes in an upper chamber, the House of Lords, with mainly ceremonial powers.