Friday, December 12, 2008


Better times in Illinois

The Governor of our state was arrested yesterday, joining the previous Governor, who is currently serving a lengthy jail sentence. It would seem that our capitol in Springfield functions as a reverse halfway house for future felons! What saddens me about Rod Blagojevich's shadiness is the impact his actions will have on his two young daughters. We attended an outdoor event a few years ago and Lulu struck up a friendship with his daughter Amy. While the Governor was giving a speech, Lulu and Amy entertained themselves in the Governor's SUV and listened to tunes with the bodyguards. I wonder how his kids will deal with their father's fall from grace and likely imprisonment ? I wish he had been thinking about them when he was selling Barack's Senate seat. The entire state needs a shower, we all feel kind of tainted.

4 comments:

farmerjulie said...

It is so sad for his kids. what was he thinking..oh , he wasnt.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Did you know Illinois is technically my home state? I was born in Quincy (on the Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge actually)! But now, where I have hung my hat awhile, I have a really bad actor running things and he has left California in such a bad "state" (pun intended), it SHOULD be criminal.

Melanie O said...

I just feel so sad about what's going on with your governor. I used to live in Chicago (not far from the Blagojevich home). I know a lot of people are angry and using this opportunity for their own political gain, but I just feel sadness. What would drive a person to this? My condolences to my Illinois neighbors.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh man, I was thinking about you this morning--what a wretched turn of events.