Illinois — How I Miss You

Even though he was convicted, I actually like former Illinois Governor George H. Ryan. He was two for three for me; he promised to fix the Hillside Strangler, and did; and then he put the death penalty on hold. So he sold fake licenses through the Secretary of State’s office. This is Illinois, after all.

Now there’s Rod_Blagojevich. Holy crap. Yes, it’s Illinois, but seriously – selling Barack Obama’s Senate Seat? Really? Wow.

Thank God the last honest man United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald was assigned to Illinois. He described the corruption as “the most staggering crime spree in office I have ever seen.” And he was responsible for the indictment of George Ryan, and a little thing called the Plame Affair.

For raw entertainment, I really miss living in Chicago.