Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, facing plummeting approval ratings and an ongoing feud with his father-in-law and onetime mentor, Alderman Richard Mell, tried to assure Illinoisans he is a strong governor by stating:
"This is the kind of thing that I think, frankly, separates the men from the boys in leadership," Blagojevich said. "Do you have the testicular virility to make a decision like that, knowing what's coming your way?''
This comes from the Maureen O'Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Rod was responding to queries about the feud, and what seems to have ignited it: Rod's closing of a Joliet landfill owned by a distant relation of the Mell clan.
Oh, Blagojevich said this at an elementary school. Okay, no kids were present, but at a school?