by Teri O'Brien
The book reviews are in, and they are not good. The consensus is that the author is a typical Chicago politician; that is, a mendacious, corrupt, phony, democrat. No, our Sham WOW (Walks on Water) president hasn’t written another autobiography, not yet anyway. I am referring to the scribbling from our erstwhile governor, the impeached and indicted Rod Blagojevich.
I don’t think it’s really fair to say that Blago is just like the rest of them. He has much better hair. People really hate this book, The Governor. At least one critic, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Not From Chicago), referred to Blago as “delusional,” by which I guess he means he makes stuff up to advance his story, pander to a particular audience or make himself look good.
Something about that characterization sounds so familiar …it’s on the tip of my tongue …don’t tell me …ah, yes, I know. “Delusional,” as in claiming to have met his wife in school when he actually met her at work, claiming that his parents wouldn’t have gotten together but for that march in Selma, Alabama when he was in fact born 4 years before it occurred, claiming that to be a “constitutional law professor,” when he was in fact a part-time lecturer, claiming to never have heard the racist, Marxist screeching of his pastor, even though he spent 20 years in Rev. Wright’s church …stop me before I start banging my head against the wall.
Yesterday in his “inspirational” speech to the children of America, B. Hussein Obama concluded thusly:
Your families, your teachers, and I are doing everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to answer these questions. I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn. But you’ve got to do your part too. So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.
HE is fixing up classrooms now? Getting books, equipment and computers? I thought that was taken care of by local taxpayers. Wait a second, get me that last property tax bill we paid. Someone has got A LOT of ‘splainin’ to do.
It’s very interesting, isn’t it? One serial-lying, narcissistic friend of slumlord/jailbird Tony Rezko, with a loud mouthed wife with Chicago Machine connections and a habit of portraying himself as a cross between Horatio Alger and Jefferson Smith, the lead character in Frank Capra’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” is “delusional.” The other is “inspirational.” What am I missing?