Saturday, January 10, 2009
You got to know when to hold 'em...
Dear Shady Rod,
The gig is up. It's time to take the impeachment like a man. You got caught with your hand in the political cookie jar - there's no denying it. You know, the hand that's attached to your arm which is attached to your body and thus attached to your face. Plus we have you on tape, and we have your finger prints, and DNA evidence from the crumbs you left behind which led back to your getaway car parked in front of your house.
Guess we can't blame you for not going out without a fight, after all it worked for Clinton - 'I did not have sex with that woman' .(In 1998 as a member of the House of Reps, Rod voted 'no' on all 4 impeachment counts for Clinton. He knows a kindred soul when he sees it.) You're grasping at straws here by claiming that the unanimous vote of the Illinois House of Reps was politically motivated. Really Rod? Like as opposed to personally motivated like your withholding of state money for a children's hospital in exchange for a $50,000 campaign donation? A children's hospital Rod, shame on you. Also blown are your plans to award state funds to The Tribune in exchange for the firings of those press card carrying folks who were mean to you. PLUS you're totally busted for gambling revenue diversions in exchange for - what a shock - campaign contributions. How do you sleep at night with so much planning and plotting going on??
Sigh... With these charges and more, how can you in good conscience stand up and say with a straight face 'I am not guilty of any criminal wrong-doing'? ( 'I am not a crook' - wha?) How is any of that in the best interest of your state? I was embarrassed for you when I heard you say that you were just being picked on for wanting to bring health care reform to the poor 'guys and gals' of Illinois. Seriously? And while I shouldn't have to remind you of your biggest blunder of all- the selling of the vacant Senate seat - I will remind you that yes, we know about that as well. My dog knows about that and he thinks you're guilty too.
In the words of Kenny Rogers (the singer not the pitcher): 'You got to know when to hold 'em, Know when to fold 'em.' The man knew what he was talking about Rod. Perhaps it's time to fold, step aside kindly and get back to doing what is in the best interest for the state of Illinois and all those 'guys and gals' that you claim to care so much for. Let them clean up your mess and move on. Sure this may put your presidential aspirations on hold for a few terms, but by 2020 I'm sure that this will all be forgotten in the muck and mire of all things politics.
A Hoosier Neighbor
PS - Remember Nixon?