Wed column ping
King Con Blago puts our hacks to shame
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com
You know that proposal to change back the law on open Senate seats in Massachusetts so the governor gets the right to fill any vacancy - never mind!
Even the dimmest hack in the Legislature would not want to be recorded as voting in favor of what would now be known as the Blagojevich bill. The ink was barely dry on the criminal complaint yesterday before Sen. Dick Durbin was demanding the Illinois Assembly change their states Senate succession law to make it like ours - with a special election within 60 days.
Sorry, Deval. Your homeboys messed it up big time for you. He might as well have put Baracks Senate seat up for sale on eBay. Those North Side guys cant do anything right - just ask Al Capone.
We in Boston take such great pride in our municipal corruption, but we are mere pikers compared to this crime spree, as the U.S. attorney described it. Illinois big-time crooked governors trump our small-time crooked House speakers. Obama said he wanted to hit the ground running - who knew he was talking about scandals? And by the way, how can the Democrats call Patrick Fitzgerald a hack? How can they accuse this prosecutor of a political vendetta? This is the guy who convicted Scooter Libby.
Do you think U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald has job security in the new Democrat administration?
What a difference between Boston and Chicago. We have a state senator who stuffs cash into her bra; they have a governor putting a U.S. Senate seat out for bids.
In Chicago, its pay to play. In Boston, its pay to Playtex.
This guy Blagojevich - did you see him at the window factory in Chicago on Monday with the laid-off workers? Black turtleneck, black leather jacket. He looked like Joe Pesci as Tony the Ant Spilotro in Casino.
Memo to Gov. Blagojevich: Dress like the governor, not like the governors bagman.
This guy is an embarrassment. Forget Abe Lincoln rolling over in his grave - Sal DiMasi and John Rogers are stunned by his shocking lack of professionalism. This is so bad even Blagos fellow Crook County Democrats kicked him to the curb like he was . . . a Republican.
Dont make no waves, dont back no losers. Those are the rules in Chicago, and Blago broke em.
I was in Chicago last month, and everyone was speculating how soon the governor would be indicted. Everybody knew, but Blagojevich just kept wheeling and dealing, with his office bugged, throwing out more f-bombs than Larry Baione when he was drunk with Ralphie Chong on North Margin Street. Blago wondered aloud whether he would have more juice as an indicted senator than as indicted governor. He schemed to have editorial writers fired from a dying newspaper that just went into bankruptcy.
Last question: Who will be the first con pardoned by President Obama? Too late to get in a bet in Vegas - that ones off the board.
Wed show ping.
Chuck Turner: Hey, they may have faked that photo of me
taking that bribe—
The PETA guy, finally?
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10
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