Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Ideas for Job Hunters, Part 1
As has been noted previously, there really isn’t that much difference between the two.
I suppose I should be mildly impressed that Rod Blagojevich wasn’t willing to whore himself out cheap.
But I’m not.
Update: Jonah gets the tone right for this. Completely.
He’s just a crook. A good, old-fashioned, crook. I know I’m supposed to be outraged, and in a certain sense I am. If he’s guilty of all that’s alleged, I hope they throw him in the stoney lonesome until the Chicago Cubs win the World Series or 2025, whichever comes second. But in another sense, this is just plain enjoyable. It’s like when you watch “Cops” and the idiot burglar tries to hide beside a tree in the dark, even though he’s wearing light-up sneakers. It’s like when Dan Rather dares the world to prove he’s a clueless ass-clown. It’s just good stuff.
Reading the transcripts, this story is absolutely hilarious. I’m glad they caught they guy, but you can’t ask for a more stereotypical bit of Chicago corruption than this. If it had all been in a movie, I would have said that it was over-the-top and unbelievable. It will be a pleasure to watch this story unfold.