My sister called this morning. She lives in Wilmette, Illinois. Previous to the last two weeks, residents of her state were in heaven over Obama's election to the presidency. Now, however, they are deeply embarrased over the situation with their governor, Rod Blagojevich. I have to say, he has pushed Obama's cabinet picks out of the top headlines. It is sad that the news media deems it more important to talk about this sleazy guy, rather than the important and positive news about the future governance of our country.
Leslie started to tell me about the long lineup of corrupt officials her state boasts. I was only a little shocked and pointed out that perhaps her state was the leader. She demurred; said she recently read an article and they were down at number 10! As she regaled me with various cases, we both dissolved into giggles over the situation. Blago speaks this afternoon; Leslie warned not to miss his press conference--said it should be good for some laughs.