Thursday, March 24, 2005

it's not the corruption (only); it's the incompetence

Peoria Journal Star (Molly Parker):
PEORIA - Funding for the state's five crisis nurseries, which provide temporary care for young children in danger of beig abused, was accidentally eliminated from Gov. Rod Blagojevich's proposed budget and will be restored, the governor's budget office said Wednesday.

Jennie Armstrong of the Crittenton Centers in Peoria testified at a budget hearing in Peoria on Tuesday that the Department of Human Services had committed to help restore the funding, but that the organization had not heard from Blagojevich's office.
Someone, I think in a Capitol Fax discussion, said ethics was the achilles heel of Blagojevich. I disagree partially.

Blagojevich might be able to survive the appearance of impropriety that swirls around him, if he was doing a good job and people liked him.

But the evidence of incompetence and people not liking him is gonna cause him to lose in 2006.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord I hope so! Keep up the good work, you are giving some of us hope!

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One also has to look towards the campaign. When the going gets hot and heavy, all the dirt comes out. If anybody thinks Blago will get a pass regarding his ethics issues and overall incompetence then they are sharing the same brain cell as the Gov. It will be messy and ugly when all the mud starts to fly. There will be a lot of explaining to do and people who will want a reasonable answer for his past performance. The public will begin to get a taste of what has really been going on.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Bill Baar said...

sounds like it's going to be a fun campaign.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Rich Fitzwell said...

Jeinne Armstrong is an intense partisan Republican. She has an incentive to make Blago look bad. The head fundraiser for her social service agency is the wife of former Caterpillar CEO Geln Barton. Her agency may not be as flush with cash as it was when G Ryan was digging a hole for IL, but she isn't hurting either.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when the dirt comes out, it will come out for everyone. so far, there has been nothing said about blagojevich scandals that has been proven. just factless accusations. wait until his opponents come out. then you'll see how bad one can be smeared with 20 million. what goes around will come around big time.

10:47 PM  

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