There have been so many hilarious moments throughout the Governor Blagojevich Scandal that I have begun to dub the ongoing saga, “The Blagojevich Comedy Tour”. For instance, yesterday the Illinois House of Representatives voted 114-1 to impeach the scandal-laden Governor and Blago’s response was to parade a group of hapless Illinois residents onto stage with him as he railed against the House claiming, “From the very moment of my re-election, I’ve been engaged in a struggle with the House to get things done for the people. The House has stood in the way of letting that happen. The House has failed to act. So the House’s actions and the cause of the impeachment are because I’ve done things to fight for families who are with me today.” Really, how can one help but laugh aloud at the reasoning of this man who waxes poetic, quoting poets and writers as he regales the audience with tales of his woes?
The Governor of Illinois thinks that his constituents and the American people are a bunch of baffoons. How else could one explain his reasoning of why he finds himself in this predicament? Surely he was not impeached because he was arrested for trying to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat or for all the various pay to play schemes he has dealt out for years. Did this man ever get any campaign contributions that were not dirty? I could understand trying to use the good he has done to try to gain favor with the public, but that is not what Blago intended to do by dragging these people on stage with him. He was trying to convince someone – I guess himself – that the House has had it out for him for years and just needed an excuse to get rid of him. Even if that were true, he sure gave them a helluva good excuse.
Blago makes typical politicians appear to be angelic – and that is an impossible thing to do.