Saturday, January 10, 2009

Are you sure we're not on candid camera?

The esteemed governor of Illinois held another press conference yesterday in which he answered pretty irrefutable evidence--nay, taped evidence--of corruption worthy of a Kenyan politician not with humility, apologies, or any of the things a normal person might do in that situation, but with self-promotion.  He quoted scripture.  He quoted poetry. He paid homage to his poor, immigrant parents (who are now spinning so fast in their graves it's likely to cause an earthquake in China).  He listed all his accomplishments as governor.  He blamed the Illinois legislature for his predicament (yeah, why didn't any of them offer to buy the Senate seat? Cheapskates).  He ascended to a level of shamelessness unseen since Bill Clinton.  He may have out-Clintoned Clinton, a herculean feat if there ever was one.  

The whole thing looked like something concocted for the Daily Show.   Maybe his thought is, if I'm going down, I'm at least going to have some fun with it.  Get this guy an agent, he really needs to take this show on the road.   Or to Kenya.  Actually, scratch that, they see this kind of stuff everyday and would probably not even notice.  On the other hand, he probably could sell that Senate seat for a good price.  

1 comment:

  1. You know, I really don't like to judge people by appearance. But that guy just looks like a crook.