The second trial of disgraced ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich is but an echo of the first.
Who cares the second time around?
It’s not front page news.
No Saturday Night Live skits about his hair and swear words.
“If Illinois politicians think you are too corrupt, you’re too corrupt,”
said Seth in December of 2008.
A bill passed that would prohibit state officials from putting their names on things. It was sponsored by State Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst). Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) originated the legislation.
The target was the signs over Illinois toll collection booths.
When Blagojevich was impeached, Tollway officials did not even give Pat Quinn the opportunity for the photo op he undoubtedly desired.
Quinn did follow the example of his role model, Governor Dan Walker, for whom he was a ghost employee in the Department of Local Government Affairs.
When the Department of Transportation changed the entry signs to the State of Illinois to remove Blagojevich’s name, Quinn followed Walker’s excellent example.
He left his name off.
Way back in 1973, I was so impressed this newly-elected Republican sent the newly-elected Democrat a letter of praise.
Quinn deserves similar praise.