The SJ-R sez:
A second term for Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich became less assured Wednesday with the fraud indictment of one of his top fundraisers and private advisers, Antoin "Tony" Rezko.Really? Prove it. I bet the polls don’t budge an inch. Not that they shouldn’t based on the merits (demerits?), I just don’t think anyone cares all that much. Call it Ryan fatique. And perhaps if the Republicans had a more aggressive and charismatic candidate seizing the opportunity we might see some movement in the polls, but I don’t see Topinka getting much out of this.
I also have to take issue with the SJ-R using that opening paragraph. It seems to me the reporter is drawing a conclusion he can’t immediately support. He may be right (and I wrong) but no one really knows that right now. Perhaps he could have gotten away with “A second term for Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich MAY HAVE BECOME less assured Wednesday…” but as it stands in the article he’s telling us that it is, in fact, less assured.
Update: And isn’t the start to this SJ-R editorial a bit hyperbolic?
The atomic bomb detonated Monday by North Korea had nothing on the bomb dropped by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago Wednesday.
Feds indict Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s chief fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko. Ka-boom!Yes, North Korea testing an atomic weapon is “nothing” compared to a corrupt political fundraiser in Illinois. Ka-Boom!