Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Not Invited

Poor Blago. No one likes him.
The Democratic National Committee has invited some high-ranking officials from Barack Obama’s home state to speak at the party’s convention in Denver next week, but not Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Those invited include Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, Comptroller Dan Hynes and Attorney General Lisa Madigan. All three are potential rivals of Blagojevich, should he run for re-election. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley also has been invited to speak.

But I am looking forward to the sure-to-be rousing speeches to be delivered by the lesser state officials. Let’s hope one of them will be speaking at the 2012 convention as governor.

And who could have predicted I’d have two posts in a row containing the name Alexi Giannoulias?


rickmonday said...

Probably the smartest move that Obama has made so far. I have to give him credit for that. I wonder if Blago will be going to Denver.

Dave said...


Actually, having Blago speak at the convention would have zero effect on the election. Even if Blago spoke, Oboma would still win Illinois. And no one outside of Ilinois gives a shit about our governor. I suspect this was a decision more helpful to Illinois politics than at the national level.