If there is a silver lining for the citizens of Illinois in the wake of the national tragedy that struck on November 4, 2008, it is that (temporarily) we no longer have two despicable excuses for United States Senators. I realize that our governor will do his best (what normal people would refer to as worst) to replace Grand Chancellor Elect Barack "Born Alive, Let Them Die" Obama with someone who will rival Detestable Dick Durbin in libiot legislative carnage, but for now I choose to look at the bright side.
Illinois no longer has a senator that began his political climb by kissing the ring of domestic terrorist William Ayers, who coincidentally is having his book re-released. Isn't it sweet that in addition to having access to the minds of the students whose parents send to U of I Chicago, this festering sore on the face of humanity is going to profit from the election of Obama. Is that what they mean by historic, for the first time in our history a presidential election serves as a relaunch for the memoirs of a terrorist? Is it safe to assume that even though Barack Obama will be the main selling point for new copies of the terrorist's narcissistic writings, that he will not receive a share of the royalties? Perhaps in the name of spreading the wealth around, Obama's rightful share can be donated to ACORN for the purposes of corpse registering.
We are now free to move beyond the embarrassment of having elected Barack Obama as our senator. Unfortunately, Illinois' gain is the nation's loss. I wonder if Tony Rezko can get a hold of any property adjacent to The White House in case the Obama's want to increase the size of their new yard. Can one purchase property while in prison or would "Big Brother" Barry have to pardon Rezko in order to get the good deal?
As I have written previously, we in Illinois can also hope that the Grand Chancellor Elect will help clean up our state. Again, this clean up would be only temporary (four or God forbid, eight years) and come at great cost to the nation as a whole. This particular clean up would involve draining the cesspool that spawns Illinois (Chicago) Democrat politicians and transplanting them in Washington D.C. If this is to happen, perhaps he can drain Madison County's cesspool as well. Can we hope that Governor Blagojevich is refraining from appointing himself as Obama's successor in order to make himself available for a cabinet position? It would be a bad deal for The United States of America... but Illinois would be rid of another embarrassment.
The Obama's will have to find a church in the D.C. area to attend, at least for the next four years since after the 2012 election he can drop what I believe is a pretense of faith for the purpose of political gain. The Grand Chancellor Elect is fortunate that he will only have four years in his new church so if the pastor spews the same sort of hate as his former pastor, his denials of having ever heard any of it will be more plausible. After all, four years of attending a church and not hearing the sermons is more believable than twenty plus years of the same, is it not? We can hope his new pastor will not utter the words, "God damn America!"
It is a beautiful, cool Autumn day here in Southern Illinois. It is the kind of day that is conducive to feeling good and optimistic. I am trying to take advantage of the nice day to briefly reflect on the type of U.S. Senator that should replace Grand Chancellor Elect Obama. CNNPolitics.com has a piece that at least partially displays the model I would prefer Governor Blagojevich follow when making his upcoming decision.
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) – South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint on Friday became one of the first high-profile Republicans to publicly criticize John McCain following his electoral defeat, blaming the Arizona senator for betraying conservative principles in his quest for the White House.
The conservative senator, speaking to a group of GOP officials gathered in Myrtle Beach at a conference on the future of the Republican Party, described how the party had strayed from its own "brand," which, according to DeMint, should represent freedom, religious-based values and limited government.
"We have to be honest, and there's a lot of blame to go around, but I have to mention George Bush, and I have to mention Ted Stevens, and I'm afraid I even have to mention John McCain," he said.
DeMint offered a long list of complaints about McCain's record in the Senate and on the campaign trail.
I realize how unlikely it is that Gov. Rod Blagojevich would extract his head from it's dark and foul smelling normal resting place and appoint someone like Jim DeMint to the Senate. As I stated previously, it is the kind of day that is conducive to dreaming and didn't Obama, himself campaign on "hope?" Perhaps a political miracle will be performed and our governor will do the right thing for once. In the spirit of hope and dreams I offer the following as a suggestion for the governor's consideration: