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?