Friday, January 18, 2008
(5:09 PM) | Adam Kotsko:
Gov. Blagojevich: Even More of an Idiot Than I ThoughtVia the Chicagoist, I find the following quote from our state's great governor (description of Blagojevich provided by the Chicagoist writer):
"It's like the little boy with a pile of horse manure, I kept digging cheerfully in that and found a pony in there -- the pony is free public transportation for all seniors in the state of Illinois." -- Governor Rod Blagojevich, scat enthusiastYou know -- the proverbial "little boy with a pile of horse manure." Right? Nothing inspires a child's sense of wonder and exploration like a pile of shit. And I'm not even going to attempt to deal with the second half of the quote.
My personal favorite remains his quip after refusing to give the details of how he would "improve" the transit bill: "Stay tuned." In that moment, I realized that Rod Blagojevich, were he to stand for election again, would be the exception to my "Satan himself Democrat" (parallel with "yellow dog Democrat") stance.[*] With any hope, however, some kind of "machination" will happen and Madigan's daughter will be running for governor next time -- my vote for the infamous Todd Stroger demonstrates my near-infinite tolerance for Democratic nepotism.
[NOTE: In place of Blagojevich, I would of course write in Bob Avakian.]
UPDATE: One of my correspondants points out a video clip featuring the quote.