Blago's a Clown, and That's Not Funny

Blagojevich is not some kind of clown here to amuse you
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2009 9:16 AM CST

(Newser) – These days, everyone seems to find Rod Blagojevich hilarious. Everyone, that is, except the state of Illinois, writes David Broder of the Washington Post. When Blagojevich went on TV instead of testifying at his impeachment hearing, there wasn’t a hint of outrage. The media “treated Blagojevich as if he were a kind of lovable rascal, a scamp to be enjoyed for the laughs he provides.”

Broder blasts fellow Post opinionator Eugene Robinson for saying Blagojevich was being impeached “on grounds of loopiness, obnoxiousness, and a bad haircut.” Sorry, no. The Senate seat scandal is only the tip of the iceberg; Blagojevich is being impeached because he’s run maybe the worst, most corrupt administration Illinois has ever seen. “That’s a joke to some people,” Broder writes, “but not to a state I love.”