Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing: Blago-centric Edition

Weekend is approaching, but not nearly fast enough…

  • The House passed a vote yesterday (237 to 170) that approves a $14 billion government rescue of the American automobile industry.” The deal would provide emergency loans to General Motors and Chrysler but the deal is in peril due to republican opposition in the Senate. Stay tuned…
  • The stocking of the cabinet continues as President-elect Obama has chosen former Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota to lead the Department of Health and Human Services… and physicist Steven Chu as Energy Secretary.
  • 76% of Americans don’t think the financial banks receiving federal bailout funds should dole out bonuses this year… show of hands who believe that will actually happen… anyone? Anyone? Helloooo????
  • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is ready to pounce and “take action” against Illinois Governor Rod “Dumb as a box of rocks” Blagojevich if he doesn’t resign. (I think we all know the chances of Blago resigning are slim to none. He maintains he hasn’t done anything wrong, and that – coupled with his staggering stupidity in talking freely when he knew he was being recorded – shows that he could very well be nuttier than a squirrel’s cheeks in October. While this is an embarrassment for the state of Illinois, it is making for some interesting theater. Stay tuned)
  • Speaking of which, Illinois lawmakers are moving quickly to take the decision of who will take the Senate seat of President-elect Obama away from Blagojevich. Announcement of who will be replacing Obama by the governor’s office in five, four, three…
  • The misery of the gop continues as one of their favorites to run for president in 2012 is saying on the record he’s not interested in being president and is running for a second gubernatorial term in 2011. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal – you thought I was gonna say she-who-must-not-be-named, didn’t ya? – told a group of Bob McDonnel supporters (he’s running for Gov of Virginia) that he’s not interested in the presidency but did stop short of saying he wouldn’t or couldn’t change his mind.
  • And have we mentioned? That Blago’s actions have untied Senate Democrats like never before? According to Sam Stein of Huffington Post, all 50 members of the Democratic Senate caucus have signed Majority Leader Harry Reid’s letter calling on Blagojevich to “step down from his post and refrain from appointing anyone to the vacated Illinois Senate seat.” Impressive… getting all the Senators to agree to something is akin to trying to get cats to march in a parade, but an incredible lapse of ethics gets them all aligned and agreeing to the same thing… we may have something here.

1 comment:

johnrj08 said...

All of this is coming from Campbell Brown, the pretty-faced teleprompter reader on CNN. As one can see from many of the comments posted beneath her CNN.com commentaries, people are catching onto Campbell Brown. Clearly, she is trying to establish her reputation as a muckraking, hard-nosed journalist, but what she is in fact doing is just stirring up one controversy after another where none exist. Pressing Obama to say more about the Illinois governor while he is being investigated is a waste of time, unless she's trying to imply that Obama is somehow implicated in what was going on with his former senate seat. That's the bottom line, isn't it. You don't press somebody to "come clean" unless you're trying to convince viewers that they have something to hide.