September 25, 2008

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (cough, catch breath) ha ha ha

This headline just makes me laugh. A lot.

It would be like a news article about Starbucks employees with the headline "Baristas to make geometric quantization a priority." It just makes no sense - one does not go with the other. Starbucks without coffee? That would be a problem. (Starbucks without highly advanced mathematical studies? Not so much.)

By the same token, "Illinois politicians" and "ethics reform" shouldn't be used in the same sentence. (Unless the phrase "laugh derisively at" is in there somewhere.) I don't think the world as we know it would survive were government in the Land O' Lincoln to distance itself from ethics scandals and corruption. They go together, like ... well, like rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong.

Fave part of the article is the (corrupt) Governor Blagojevich's quote in the last graf. He's a smart (ethically challenged) guy. But, uh, I don't think the reason Illinois politics is ethically bankrupt is that there aren't enough laws.

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