Friday, March 18, 2005

how many ways to ridicule Rod's cynicism?

Chicago Tribune (editorial):
In about the time it takes for a bullet to find its target, Gov. Rod Blagojevich moved from the bizarre to the ridiculous on gun-control legislation. It's tempting to make a case that he would do less damage if he simply went back to being silent on the matter. Gun violence was a defining issue for him when he was in Congress, but since he entered the governor's mansion, he has allowed important gun legislation to die without lifting a finger....

Blagojevich launched into an inexplicable rap on the hard-working lobbyists for Mayor Richard Daley. Blagojevich called them lethargic and criticized them for not keeping his people in the loop about various pieces of upcoming legislation.

He might as well have criticized Daley for not telling the governor the state legislature was in session that day. Lobbyists, including the governor's lobbyists, are paid to know what's going on in the House and Senate at all times. It was silly of him to shift blame....

Trying to dig out from a mountain of deserved criticism in recent weeks for being absent from the gun debate, Blagojevich has dispatched a handful of lobbyists to make it look like he's suddenly committed on guns.
As I pointed out earlier Blagojevich is gonna get hammered in the media for this type of thing over-and-over-and-over again. The Dems would be better off to euthanize him in the primary.


Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

Rich Miller quoted the same Trib editorial and added to it from a Daily Southtown editorial.

2:37 PM  

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