After the last couple tough weeks, I figure you need some encouragement. You aren’t being recognized enough for the challenging road you’ve taken. Today, I’d like to warmly thank you.
Republican political scandals were so boring. Oh there was the little toe-tapping adventure and some pastor no-one knows got freaky with a gay prostitute, but really, Republicans just don’t know how to do scandal like Democrats. Republicans resign in ignominy. Democrats…..linger.
So, today, I’d like to thank you for your staying power. You are a model of endurance and self-absorption and in a league all your own. The perfect Democratic role model. Charles Rangel, William Jefferson, John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Jack Murtha (past and present), even Bill Clinton can’t hold a scandalicious candle to you. You, fine sir, are the best of the best. Well, you’re up there with Ted Kennedy at least.
Hats off to you, Blago! And many thanks for not being bullied by the Chicago mob, the machine and the seedy politicians who made you. That takes some serious internal fortitude. And for that, you’ve earned my respect. Plus, and all, every time you open your mouth you are a better advertisement for Democratic policy than any rational Republican could be. Truly, I can’t thank you enough.
May you be successful in your quest–to save your hide by bringing down every slithering snake who helped you get you where you are today. Best wishes and good luck!
An adoring fan
You might think that the spectacle of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment and media self-justification tour could not get more surreal. But that would underestimate The View, which began its sitdown with Blago, hands clasped, being interrogated by Barbara Walters’s giant head on a flat-screen monitor. (Walters was beamed in from L.A., where she traveled for a taping.)
It was like the Wizard of Oz lecturing a deferential but unrepentent munchkin. And, unsurprisingly, it just got weirder from there.
Don’t stop, ’til you’re vindicated, Blago! You don’t deserve the treatment you’ve received. You’re wronged and oppressed. If no one will speak for you, at least you’ll speak for yourself.