(Chicago, IL) — December 9, 2009. Happy Anniversary, Rod Blagojevich.
For you, not so good. For Illinois, pretty damn good.
It’s one year today that Illinois began to celebrate the beginning of your end and the beginning of Illinois’ new start. Your final exit was a little rough–a historical impeachment trial–and Illinois’ new start was a little rough too, as Governor Pat Quinn sought to get his sea legs–but the new start began.
Looking back on the year without Blagojevich, Ray Hanania, radio host of “Mornings with Ray Hanania“ on WJJG 1530 AM Radio today brought on a series of guests to chew on Blagojevich’s ankle, arrest, and his legacy.
The guests included political analyst Monroe Anderson, Illinois StateHouse News editor Scott Reeder, ChicagoTalks.org co-publisher Suzanne McBride, and yours truly, THE iLLINOIS OBSERVER editor and Huffington Post/Chicago columnist David Ormsby (insert ‘horn tooting’ here).
Hanania travelled down the long and winding and twisting and political road-kill filled Blagojevich Memory Lane with each of the guests. It’s worth a listen. We were brilliant.
Podcasts of the show are available at “Mornings with Ray Hanania“.