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Errantry: Novak's Journal
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Random: The Political and Moral Idiocy of Governor Blagojevich 
9th-Dec-2008 02:18 pm
Thomas More
And in striking contrast to this journal's recent idle hope for people of great moral worth to be in positions of political influence, we have the absurd escapades of Illinois Governor Blagojevich, now appearing in a news outlet near you. My favourite sentence highlighting a depth of moral idiocy that I can scarcely imagine to be non-fiction is:
The affidavit said Blagojevich expressed frustration at being "stuck" as governor and that he would have access to greater resources if he were indicted while in the U.S. Senate than while sitting as governor.
I stand amazed that there really are people like this, who would express such things out loud, and not be abandoned by everyone around them. I clearly hang out in the wrong crowds.
Comments 
9th-Dec-2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
He's deranged.
9th-Dec-2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
I'm just amazed not only at the depth of the derangedness, but that he has a whole deranged club he can associate with. I'd like you to go to Springfield, if you've got the time, please, and bring on the Hulk.
9th-Dec-2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
And I thought Governor Ryan was bad. Maybe Illinois has to atone for having produced a symbol of hope?

What gets me is how open he was, even if he didn't realise he was being tapped. Not a few dropped hints that favours might produce results, but frank discussion of selling a Senate seat.

If this were fiction, I'd stop reading. He'd be a caricature.
9th-Dec-2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Exactly! It's not that I'm without faults, of course, but I'd whither up and die embarrassment if they were that public – and I'm not talking about the "public" of having been caught. I just can't believe that there's that many folks who created a system around him where this was tolerated, encouraged, and taken advantage of. For the first time ever, I'm proud to no longer be an Illinoisan.
9th-Dec-2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
It's like a real life definition of amorality - not immorality, but actually not knowing right from wrong or having any conception of the two.

He does stand in constrast to the monarch of Luxemburg.
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