Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cui Boneheads-- Illinois Machine Keeps Rollin' Crookedly Along.

The Romans were wise; when looking at issues, they stressed the need to discern "Cui Bono?" or "To Who's Benefit?" Whenever I read news about the Illinois political landscape, my brain literally screams "Cui Bono, bro?" (my inner mind has a touch of the Jerz, I guess). I mean, Illinois is the land of the criminal governor; the home of 28 convicted Chicago aldermen. The list of crookedness can go on...and on... and on.

So, I was not surprised when I read that Illinois Speaker Mike Madigan proposed doing away with the office of Lieutenant Governor in a Constitutional amendment. "Why weren't you surprised?" you ask. Well, because I knew (after a brief refresher) that the elimination of the Lieutenant Governor's office would result in the Attorney General becoming the first in line of Gubernatorial succession. No big deal, right? Wrong-- Lil Mikey's daughter just so happens to be the current Attorney General. And, she is running pretty much unopposed for another term (and will continue to run unopposed for the foreseeable future).

This leads me to wonder: what dirt do the Mad Madigans have on Patrick Quinn and/or his Republican competitors?

Illinois-- the Land of Political Creepin'.

2 comments:

  1. Not sure where you live, but here in Illinois everyone is pretty much in favor of getting rid of this office. The Lt. Governor's position does nothing and sucks up valuable tax dollars. Madigan may have his faults, but this is certainly not some evil plot to install his daughter in power.

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