Monday, February 16, 2009

Proud to be an Illinoisan


NOT!

Just when I thought it was safe to tell people where I'm from.

Just when I thought I could move past the agony and embarrassment and Rod's bad hair.

The Joliet Jack Hammers, a Will County minor-league baseball team, have offered former Governor Blagojevich, a contract for the 2009 season. Team officials faxed an offer to Blagojevich's publicist this week—which includes an $800 a month salary and free lodging with a host family. The ex-governor has not turned down the offer.

You think Rod, Patty and the kids would want to room with me and Whynot on The Avenue?

The Jackhammers could celebrate Blagojevich night by giving fans bobble hair dolls (the hairstyle bobbles instead of the head). They could also sell special "golden" seats (a dig, referring to the infamous wiretaps in which he calls President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat "fucking golden.")

Just when I thought another politician surely wouldn't be as stupid as the last.

Roland Burris, the Freshman Senator appointed by Rod Blagojevich to fill Barack Obama's seat, is now hearing calls for his resignation amid allegations he lied to legislators regarding the Blagojevich investigations.

Gasp, he lied?


Maybe we could be the host family for two aspiring minor league ballplayers?

Pin It

18 comments:

Kristen said...

Seems every state has someone to proud of...LOL

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

We had our share of doozies over the years when we lived in Arizona too. All sort of losers slither out from under the rocks in the desert there come election years.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

blueviolet said...

I still love Illinois. Don't worry.

Deb said...

There are idiots in every state. Don't worry, you still rock. If you host him, you'll have to blog about it.

I am Harriet said...

It would be great to have a state gov that gets on with business and gets the useless time wasting crap out of the way.

amelia bedelia said...

I won't associate you with Blogo...He has bad hair anyways!

Stacie said...

i mean, seriously, it's like a stinkin circus!!!

Da Old Man said...

I thought he was going to play. A couple more indictments and you'll field an entire team.

:)

jill jill bo bill said...

I still love you even you have less than perfect reps in your area.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oy. LOL! You all can't catch a break!

Mary Moore said...

I'd still like to visit Illinois someday...

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Honestly, how could they not want to stay with you? Perhaps you should send Rod and Patty the link to your blog...or moreso, this post. I'd also throw in the link to the post about you spying on the car that was suspiciously parked on your street. (I always loved that one.)

Once done, I am sure they would be knocking down your door in no time.

-Francesca

Lin said...

Oh, everyday around Chicago is fun, isn't it? I'm near you--I'm in Crestwood (near Palos Hts, Orland, etc). I didn't realize you were so near!

Now they're on Burris for lying. Let's hope Stroger is next.

Lola said...

@ Lin - Hey neighbor!

Oh for Pete's sake, I thought you made that up about the Jackhammers. I googled it. How did I miss it?

If Blago takes the offer I'm boycotting the Jackhammers this year. I'm serious, even if I get free tickets I'm NOT going. Anyone with me?

Who else wants to stop saying they're from Illinois and start saying they're from the Midwest?

Michelle said...

You know... I somehow missed this and I had been happy in my ignorance. Now I don't like the Jackhammers. I think I'll stick with the Flyers. Or Cougars. ;)

Leah said...

boy, that politics stuff sure gets messy!

Julie said...

Go figure. LOL

Just checking in. Hello!

Buddha's Place said...

Hey, just popping in. I still love you...even if you live around creeps. lol.

Copyright 2011 Look It's Megryansmom | Designed by: NW Designs