Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chicago newspaper: What were we thinking in electing this narcissistic empty suit?

Which one?

Tom Elia seems a little confused by today’s editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times. The paper scolds the electorate for trusting an empty suit with no accomplishments to a high executive office, and itself for endorsing him. But which empty suit do they mean? If we remove the name, can you tell?

If the latest farcical revelations from the Rod Blagojevich trial tell us anything, it’s that the people of Illinois — that would be us — twice elected a narcissistic goof of a governor who was all show and no substance.

The man was an empty suit, albeit a $5,000 custom-made Oxxford empty suit. …
Character counts before all else. Real accomplishments count.
And all else, if there is anything else, comes third.

Yes, of course this self-flaggelation comes at the expense of disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich, he of the “f*****g valuable thing” and product of the Chicago Machine. Blago was more than just all show and no substance, of course; he was also allegedly a crook who intended to sell a Senate opening to the highest bidder. But even apart from the crime, the tapes at his trial show Blago to be a vain, self-centered, and irresponsible jerk who couldn’t have cared less about doing the job entrusted to him by the people of Illinois. READ MORE...

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