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Stupid Quotes

It's pretty telling when you can type in a Google search for "Stupid quotes by Rod R. Blagojevich" and come up with pages upon pages of information. He's our governor (D) here in Illinois in case you didn't know. No I didn't vote for him. In fact I specifically voted against him. Mostly because of his stance on gun ownership. That the way to stop crime is to disarm everyone. He actually said once that Citizens have no legitimate reason to own guns. In his campaign bid for governor he proposed rasing the cost of a Firearms Owners IDentification (FOID) card from $5 to $500. Luckily everyone in Illinois that owns guns for legitimate purposes like hunting cried foul and he quickly dropped that from his campaign. He has however stayed on the gun-ban bandwagon.

This week he sent a letter to Republican frontrunner Judy Barr Topinka asking for her support on a bill to ban assault rifles and concealed weapons in Illinois. He asked her in the letter to influence other Illinois Republicans to vote for the bill so it would pass. Judy ain't no dummy. She knows where her downstate votes will be coming from come election time.

He's like Dan Quayle and Al Gore rolled into one. He thought the Daily Show was a legitimate news program. Seriously. He was surprised when their "reporter" started asking him off the wall questions. He actually turned to someone off camera and asked them if "these questions are legit. Or is this guy teasing me?"

He refuses to live in the governor's mansion in Springfield. Instead he lives in Chicago and so not only do we as taxpayers pay for the upkeep of the mansion that no one lives in. But we also pay for the upkeep of his home in Chicago and his travel expenses to travel to the city where he is supposed to reside.

He appointed Louis Farrakhan's chief of protocol to serve on his Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes. Four members of that commission resigned after that appointment. And most recently he made a quote that makes him sound even more moronic than usual. This was on March 20 during the NCAA Mens Basketball championship when Bradley University (from here in Peoria) made it to the Sweet 16 for the first time in over 50 years. Bradley was facing some heat from the NCAA over their use of the word Braves as their team name and mascot. Just as the University of Illinois uses the name Fighting Illini and a mascot known as Chief Illiniwek. Blagojevich said essentially that people should concentrate their efforts to ban offensive team names in Major League Baseball and leave Bradley alone. Hello Rod, you should see how many other college teams who play a variety of sports have changed their team names to less offensive titles.

All I can say is "keep on talking Rod. Everytime you open your mouth you give people another reason to vote you out."

Wander

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morphis
Apr. 4th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
If stupid quotes made voters not elect someone we would have a different president right now.
wander
Apr. 4th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
Well yeah that's true. Our governor just goes a long way in following up his quotes with stupid actions that tend to polarize his constituents.

W
morphis
Apr. 5th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Sounds just like Bush to me. I nave never seen this country so polarized.
sueg
Apr. 5th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
Gah. You know, I'm not crazy about Blagojevich but he DID stand firm that pharmacists have to fill prescriptions for emergency birth control in this state, and Judy Barr Topinka has said she's going to repeal that if elected. I think that alone is going to send my vote Blagojevich's way.
wander
Apr. 5th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
It sucks the choices we have to make doesn't it? I will admit he has done some good. I just wish he'd keep his mouth shut a little more often.

W
dysgr8mystake
Apr. 13th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'm with you. He's going to get my vote just so I can keep my reproductive rights, you know?
starshaman
Apr. 5th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
I Saw that episode of the Daily show, it was hysterical! How can that man's political handlers not prep him that it's a 'fake news show'? i mean it's a chance for a politicaian to flow with teh comedy and come off as a 'good person'. He was so stiff it was ridiculous, I mean he ahs not touch with his constituants. I lived in Illinois for a few eyars in teh 80's, so I'm not unfamilair with the skewed politics of Chicago (Vote Early, Vote Often, Vote from beyond the Grave) versus the rest of the state.
ryl
Apr. 5th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
Vote Early, Vote Often, Vote from beyond the Grave

I am so going to get that printed on a bumper sticker.
wander
Apr. 5th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
It's a wonderful political system we have here.

W
wander
Apr. 5th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
I think his handlers thought he knew it was not a real news show...like everyone else knew it was not a real news show. The other Illinois politician that was on there said something to the effect later on that he thought everyone knew from the beginning it was not real and didn't understand how Blago could think otherwise. I think you have this kind of lopsided political situation in any state where you have a huge population center in one area of the state and the rest is mostly rural. I'm sure Missouri has it's political woes too.

W
skywalkerchick
Apr. 5th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
i've never really been a fan of him, but he seriously said all of that stupid shit?! he actually did that on the Daily Show?!?!! i must see a clip!!
wander
Apr. 5th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2006-02-23-governor_x.htm

I kid you not. I couldn't make this stuff up. There must be a clip of it out there somewhereo r find out when they will rerun that episode of the Daily Show. Yeah, I've got no need to invent anything he said. He says enough on his own.

W
wander
Apr. 5th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
skywalkerchick
Apr. 5th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
lmao...holy crap..that's fantastic!
wander
Apr. 5th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
All the reviews I read say it was the "deer in the headlights look" that made them crack up.

W
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