Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: Blago Better Watch His Back

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blago Better Watch His Back

Now that was interesting. I just saw this attack ad against Marty Ozinga, a Republican running for Congress against Democrat Debbie Halvorson (for the seat currently held by Republican Jerry Weller). It was paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rather than the Halvorson campaign, but the attack tied Ozinga to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who's already been tainted with corruption (and may ultimately be pulled down by it) and is none too popular with the people at home. What makes this blogworthy, however, is the fact the Blagojevich is a Democrat. I'm not sure exactly how the DCCC is set up, but I can almost guarantee that no one would do such a thing without checking first with Rahm Emanuel, the head of the Democratic caucus and (coincidentally?) Blago's successor as representative from Illinois's Fifth District. If the governor's situation--not to mention clout--has deteriorated to this point, he's in much bigger trouble than I realized. But guys, let's not get him mad too quickly, though. If Obama comes out of this thing as the winner, we'll need Bloga to appoint Obama's replacement in the Senate.

2 Comments:

At 12:31 PM, October 22, 2008, Anonymous Stonecipher said...

It's going to be interesting to watch and see what Blago does - Who will he appoint to replace Obama (if he's still around)? This is a good piece about some of Blago's options:

http://stonecipher.typepad.com/the_stonecipher_report/2008/10/who-will-replac.html

 
At 5:05 PM, October 22, 2008, Blogger Stevie T said...

Himself. He'll appoint himself.

 

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