Blagojevich: Can’t stop laughing

December 9th, 2008 | Tags: , ,

Yesterday, I finally read about the sit-in that is going on in Chicago. The basic story is that the workers at a window and door manufacturer got screwed by their employer, Republic Windows and Doors. Republic has been losing money and finally went bankrupt after Bank of America canceled Republic’s line of credit — probably because BoA didn’t want to throw good money after bad. You may not have heard but there has been some recent financial trouble because banks lent money to people they shouldn’t have, so it is good so see a bank acting responsibly to ensure that they don’t lose more money. Unfortunately the employees got the short end of the stick — Republic folded and laid-off all their workers with only 3 days notice. The workers staged a sit-in at the factory demanding their 60 days severance and accrued vacation time.

The workers do deserve their money, but Republic has no money to distribute, so the workers are demanding that Bank of America “loan” Republic the money to pay them even though there is zero chance that they’ll get the money back. It is of course a stupid idea, but I don’t want to heap scorn on the workers (or even their union) because they’re just trying to get what they deserve. I do have nothing but scorn for the politicians that have rushed to embrace this cause — particularly Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D).

The governor rushed to embrace the cause and has even ordered all state agencies to stop doing business with BoA until they accede to the workers demands. Nice. This is exactly what got us in the financial crisis in the first place — government pressure on business to act in an irresponsible way to achieve a social end. The actions of this douche just piss me off.

But then I saw the news this morning: Governor Blagojevich was arrested for trying to sell an appointment for Obama’s senate seat.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Sorry, I usually try not to enjoy the misfortune of others — but the his tears are so sweet. I love it when corrupt politicians get what is coming to them, and this douche just adds another layer of joy to his misfortune.

And of course most reports either fail to mention that Blagojevich is a Democrat or do so in later paragraphs…

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