Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Blagojevich the "Maestro of Phony Reform"

Last week, Governor Rod "Testicular Virility" Blagojevich proposed a campaign/lobbying reform measure, that among other things, would limit individual and political action committee donations to just $2,000 per primary or general election cycle, this comes from Cal Skinner of the Illinois Leader.

Yesterday, Cal and the Leader disclosed that just the day before Blago's reform proposal was announced, there was a Blagojevich fundraiser on Rush Street that cost each attendee $5,000.

That brings to mind this press release from Joe Birkett, a potential Republican candidate for Illinois governor, which Marathon Pundit received last week.

"Illinois' maestro of phony reform is at it again.

Rod Blagojevich told us three years ago he was going to clean up state government and today the Chicago Tribune describes him as "Governor Pay to Play."

Rod Blagojevich told us three years ago he was going to change the way we do business in Illinois and today the St. Louis Post Dispatch says his administration represents "business as usual ad nauseam."

Now, backed into a corner by article after article about his pay-to-play administration, and federal and state investigations, he stealthily issues a press release with an ethics proposal.
Rod Blagojevich had his chance to clean up the state and already has demonstrated by his actions he's not interested.

Some of the laws he is proposing today can stay -- but he needs to go."

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