The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Obama: the idol falls
And he's barely been on the plinth five minutes.
The Chicago Tribune is boosting the Illinois Congressional delegation - how about this lede for home town coverage:
As the 109th Congress convened Tuesday, Illinois brought one of its most clout-heavy delegations in years to the capital, with both Democrats and Republicans in leadership roles and positions of influence.
The new Jed Bartlett, the DEWDROPs' wet dream Barack Obama , gets in the party spirit:
You take all of us together and we really have a great capacity to get things done for the people of Illinois.
And, for the benefit of more obtuse readers, the rag translates:
With a pork-laden multibillion dollar transportation bill likely to come up for passage this year, all the influence of every member will be fully engaged to steer a good share of the money to Illinois.
Perfect bipartisanship as the logs start not so much rolling as spinning.
And - in fact, though not in law - every bit as corrupt as anything Tom DeLay might have got up to.
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