Thursday, December 11, 2008

Could Somebody Remind Me Why We Even Bother To Have Elected Officials? Is Anybody Actually Governing or Leading?

On the morning talking shows, Pat Quinn, the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois has just admitted that he has not spoken to the Governor in nearly a year and a half. WTF? What exactly was Quinn's job then? What are his duties? What does he do to earn a paycheck?

And if you believe Illinois State Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., he had not met with the Governor in four years until this past Tuesday! Not once! Governor Blagojevich apparently had horrible relationships with nearly everyone in elected office in the state of Illinois. How in the hell was he governing?

We elect these folks and they don't actually seem to govern or lead. No collaboration or coordination. No wonder ninety percent of all states in the U.S.A. are struggling financially. I don't know how you can work effectively as a Governor without working side-by-side with other elected officials in your state, much less not even bothering to speak to them at all like Blagojevich.


roslynholcomb December 11, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

Everybody I know in IL says Blagojevich is universally disliked. That begs the question: Who the hell elected him? Or did he buy the governorship? And if he's been governor for five years, doesn't that mean he's been elected twice? Or am I missing something.

I don't know how you run anything if no other public official will speak to you. It's really bizarre.

Thought December 11, 2008 at 10:51 AM  

What's really sad is that people are surprised that many Americans are turned off by politics.

I just PRAY that Obama's not involved in this - and if he is, that he name doesn't come up as somebody on the bad side of the equation.

Naturally Me! December 11, 2008 at 11:31 AM  

I was just talking to a friend about this very same thing last night. There are so many people elected to offices, being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to sharpen pencils and/or keep secrets and we wonder why all of these cities, and the country is in the financial mess it's in now.

Shurl December 11, 2008 at 5:13 PM  

Before this scandal, Blago had a 13% approval rating. And in Chicago, there have been rumors for a while that he is mentally and emotionally unstable.

PS: I think governors are little napoleons (wasn't Sarah Palin called out for 'abuse of power' a few months ago?)

wisdomteachesme December 12, 2008 at 11:02 AM  

funny shurl that you mentioned napoleon-lol- i thought about nero when i first heard about this guy. he really says that he really can't see what he has done tat is so wrong???
that no one can touch him=NERO!

palin and this guy i believe are cut from the same stupid rock--also when i heard what was going on-she came to mind quickly--i thought i wonder if they are related.

no one likes him-for 5 years--just how jacked up is his state because of his ways of running the office?
i'm just glad that it all is being revealed -- and i wonder who is next....?

roll over roll over and they all rolled over and one fell out! lololo


Khadijah Ali-Coleman December 14, 2008 at 10:03 PM  

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich announced earlier this month that he wants all Illinois government agencies to suspend business with Bank of America. Then, immediately following, all of this mayhem. I smell a rat.

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