The Illiniois governor, who allegedly tried to sell President Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, was kicked out of office, 59-0, last night by the Illinois State Senate.
My take: It’s about time. Listen — when the people in your own party are lining up to impeach you, you’re probably guilty.
Now, throw his butt in jail and get it over with.
Of course, he’ll probably try to write a book about the whole experience and some knuckleheads will buy it.
TED HAGGARD BACK IN THE NEWS
The Rev. Ted Haggard, who was publicly anti-gay before being involuntarily outed when he was caught buying meth and hiring a male escort, is back in the news. An HBO documentary — ironically put together by Nancy Pelosi’s daughter — will air soon, showing how his life is now.
He was on Larry King Live last night; here’s the transcript.
There’s also a new accuser who is saying some pretty bad things about the reverend…
My take: The lesson drawn from this should be that no one is perfect. Everyone has skeletons in their closet — and it seems those (Haggard, Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggert, et. al) who try to point out others’ foibles are the worst offenders.
The old Biblical adage: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” is applicable here.
DAVID WELLS CALLS JOE TORRE A PUNK
And this is what the proud New York Yankees is reduced to: former pitcher David Wells calling his former manager, Joe Torre, a “punk” after the revelation that Torre denigrates Wells in his upcoming book.
Wells also says — with a laugh — that he wouldn’t mind taking a punch at Torre.
My take: As a proud anti-Yankee, this makes me laugh. I actually want to buy this book, because it seems Torre takes swipes at everyone from Wells to A-Rod. Should be a good read.
You Yankees apologists, you going to read it?
Think this is Torre’s way of getting back at the Yanks after they didn’t honor him in the final game of Yankee Stadium video on the scoreboard?
Good for him.
The iPod shuffle
Who’s Crying Now — Journey
Don’t Do Me Like That — Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Gloria (Live) — The Doors
Clocks — Coldplay
Mary Jane’s Last Dance — Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
P.S. — Our good friend and faithful bloggee Chris Kelly (Diamondheels) sent me this:
Blaze Baseball 11U will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts this Saturday January 31 starting at 9:15 am. $5.00 per dozen. There will be 3 stations at Wal-Mart and 1 station at Food Lion in La Grange. The proceeds will help the team offset costs of a national tournament this summer at the Cal Ripken Facility in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Please come out and support this group of players and coaches from Lenoir County.
There will be curbside sales for anyone not wanting to get out of their car.
My take: If you can support this, please do so.