The Wall Street Journal notes, “In Chicago, Political Celebration Gives Way to Political Shame:”
The pride that’s been surging through this city since Barack Obama’s presidential victory last month is showing signs of deflating now that political corruption has returned to center stage in Illinois.
To many residents, the arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich for, among other things, allegedly trying to sell the president-elect’s vacated senate seat marked an end to the political glow the city has been basking in.
“It was as if Chicago politics had turned a corner and this was a new day,” said Sean Kennedy, former president of a student Democrat organization at Loyola University here. “All of a sudden, we get pulled back into reality, and realize nothing in Chicago has changed that much.”
Gosh, there’s a shocker. Meanwhile, despite being a target-rich environment there’s “Not Much Humor in the Blagosphere“, according to Yeah Right:
I haven’t done an exhaustive search, but I’m pretty disappointed in the lack of funny material online on the Rod Blagojevich scandal. I mean, brazen corruption + lotsa obscenity + awesome name. In my book, that ought to = comedy gold. Perhaps its just that the reality is funny enough that it is stunting the creativity of our nation’s funnymen who seem to be struggling IMHO.
One of their links goes to Blagojevich’s Gary Hart moment from earlier this week:
Finally, though reasonable people may disagree, looking at Blagojevich’s freeze-dried hair, I’d say now we know who Christopher Reeve donated his toupees to.