Hasta La Vista Blaggy ——- So Soon Old, Too Late Smart

I thought that Blagojevich played Harry Reid like a Stradivarius. As it turns out, this did not mean that Blagojevich was all that smart, just that our Senate Majority Leader was dumber than retarded dog drool. Blagojevich managed to maneuver in the endgame like Rommel but since the ill-fated Serb spent the past six years pissing off everyone in the Illinois legislature, the only thing standing between him and a bum’s rush to the chamber door was the solitary vote of his sister-in-law.

OUCH!!! 114-1 in the Illinois House (impeachment) and 59-0 in the Senate (removal from office). Not only did they sack him but they also voted unanimously to bar Blaggy from holding political office in the state for his lifetime. It must have been something our lad said.

So, Sluggiepoos, will Northern Ireland ever take a page from the valiant solons of the Land of Lincoln?

1. Will the tossers be ridden out of government on a rail once the training wheels are off Stormont?

2. Should we put a call in to Oprah?

  • NCM

    Even Ian Paisley isn’t as loony as Blago.

  • USA

    Sorry NCM, I beg to differ.
    Ian Paisley and wee drizzle nose Junior are every bit as arrogant, twisted, dangerous and corrupt. The three of them represent everything that is bad in politics.

  • NCM

    USA, my post was tongue-in-cheek. Both men are totally off the charts on the lunatic politician meter. Fortunately Blago has zero followers.

  • Plastic Paddy

    The new governor – Paddy Quinn – didn’t he spend some time in Long Kesh? Family took him off the hunger strike?

  • 6cp

    That’s what I love about you guys, so positive and forward-thinking. Not!

    Let’s go back to the good old days, eh!

  • wild turkey

    ‘the only thing standing between him and a bum’s rush to the chamber door was the solitary vote of his sister-in-law….’

    ‘Ian Paisley and wee drizzle nose Junior’

    ah yes, family values!

    SJ question. Is the sister-in-law the sister of Blagos wife? The wife who I believe is heard on one or more of the tapes?

  • wild turkey

    ‘2. Should we put a call in to Oprah? ‘

    Get real SJ.
    Why call in a ferinoor when our wee prahvance has Gloria Hunniford? She is refined, demure, commands cross-community respect & support…and doesn’t have a funny accent.

  • dunreavynomore

    wild turkey
    “…and doesn’t have a funny accent.” Yes she does.

  • wild turkey

    “…and doesn’t have a funny accent.” Yes she does.

    dunreavynomore

    like oprah, I have a funny accent. i’m told its even funnier when my tongue is firmly in cheek, so to speak.

    taking a broad overview of the cultural pinnacles of western civilization, the received pronounciation of the Ulster middle classes is on the upper slopes, if not the peak, of Mount Everest.

    whenever I hear someone get FOUR syllables out of the THREE letter word ‘NOW’, I am awed.

    apologies to SJ if this comment is a bit off thread

  • wild turkey

    ‘The Illinois Senate, acting as a jury, voted 59-0 to oust the second-term Democrat immediately. Before the vote members of the Senate called Blagojevich “devious,” “cynical,” “crass,”
    “corrupt,” “inept,” “a liar,” “a hypocrite” and “irresponsible.” ‘

    In many instances and in some jurisdictions the above characteristics might be termed ‘leadership qualities’

    have to sign off now, withdraw some funds from Anglo-Irish bank to fund a school trip to the House of Lords.

  • Greenflag

    wild turkey ,

    ‘withdraw some funds from Anglo-Irish bank to fund a school trip to the House of Lords. ‘

    BTW – The House has changed it’s address . It’s no longer London but Reykjavik on Thames – mind the exploding financial geysers now and let’s hope the little chillers enjoy their visit to the ermined bishops and semi comatose layabouts slouched across their padded seats .

    Throwing peanuts or bananas at them is not allowed although it does provoke a mild awakening or two from some of the older inmates 😉

    ‘Before the vote members of the Senate called Blagojevich “devious,” “cynical,” “crass,”
    “corrupt,” “inept,” “a liar,” “a hypocrite” and “irresponsible’

    Said Senators could be just as accurate if not more so with their ‘epithets ‘ by applying them to many of the elected politicians of the Senate and House and the chief executives of Wall St , and the devisers of intricate debt leveraging products which have turned the world’s economy into mush 🙁

    Having seen most of the big boys being bailed out ‘comfortably ‘ Blagovich made a cardinal error in assuming he could do the same . Alas he broke the 11th commandment and got caught .

    Wonder who’ll be next to be caught with fingers in the pie ? Oh and there will be a ‘next ‘ 🙁

  • blinding

    I am sure the House of Lords will get their act together to oust the Blaguards that were caught making themselves available for sale or is their no time or profit in such righteousness.

  • susan

    Wild Turkey and GF, this would be way too obscure for most of the eyes on the North crowd, but for you I’m linking a column from yesterday’s Chicago Tribune that shines some light on who may be next. John Kass is to the right of me on many things (then again, who isn’t? true, true) but when it comes to the bipartisan corruption of the Chicago Outfit and the Illinois state gov’t, he hits a bullseye.

    Even me, with all the rocks I’ve looked under (or crawled under myself) am often left dazed at the wonder of it all. —

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kass-30-jan30,0,4065605.column