Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Actual Hope!

(Crystal Lake, IL)- Here in suburban Chicago, the scandal of their governor is everywhere. Through it all, I found the one thing I really hoped would come of it all: President-Elect Obama has called on Blagojevich to resign. From the Washington Post:
President-elect Barack Obama believes that Gov. Rod Blagojevich should resign, his advisers said on Wednesday. "The President-elect agrees with Lt. Gov. Quinn and many others that under the current circumstances it is difficult for the governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois," Robert Gibbs, the incoming White House press secretary, said.
Now, there seems to be no good reason why Obama couldn't have gotten in front of a camera and made the statement himself, but I'll take it on principle, which is that corruption cannot be tolerated, especially when it come from within your own party.

Maybe he can have someone speak for him against this auto industry bailout. That would bring hope in bushels.


Shorebreak said...

It kinda makes me wonder... is Blago claiming innocence because he's now willing to capitulate and play ball? I see that Rahm Emanuel's name is now floating among the cesspool along with Jesse Jackson. I guess JJ and the rest of these folks didn't realize that "Good Times" was set in Chicago, not Springfield.

We'll know what really happened sooner or later. One thing's for certain: Blago didn't go down for manipulating his Senate choice. He's probably being taken down for not manipulating someone else's choice.

varangianguard said...

I would think that the governor is being taken down a notch for not being a "team" player.

Sometimes, burning all of one's bridges leaves one stranded in the fires.