Who will Blago select to fill Obama's senate seat?
With Barack Obama moving on to a job with greater responsibilities, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will now be charged with appointing a replacement.
The Governor could conceivably pick himself or any number of elected officials.
Usually mentioned are Lisa Madigan or Dan Hynes.
Who's going to be the pick?
Also of note was some election night humor courtesy of Sen. Mike Jacobs and his father, former Senator Denny Jacobs. What cut-ups!! It's obviously humor. No one could possibly be that arrogant and full of themselves with such a thin record.
Apparently, to the Jacobs, Obama's victory means comic gold.
No sooner had Mike Jacobs learned that he had won re-election to the state senate Tuesday night than he began talking about running for governor in 2010.
“I think it is going to be a crowded field of Democrats seeking the nomination for governor. There may be five or six candidates, and chances are good that I'll be the only downstater running. If I can capture the downstate vote, I can win the nomination,” Sen. Jacobs said.
Sen. Jacobs said he soon will create an exploratory committee to weigh the possibility of a gubernatorial bid.
“Could Mike have a viable bid for governor? Well, yes, I think he could,” said the senator's father, former state Sen. Denny Jacobs. “Two years ago, who would have guessed that a man named Barack Obama would have a viable chance of becoming president of the United States?”
Mike Jacobs said a bid for governor would be an opportunity to spread his political wings.
“Until now, when I have run for election, many people have been voting on whether or not they like my family. If I run for governor, I'll be running based on my record. I think I would have a chance of winning. Not only am I a downstater, but I'm always good for a good for a good quote. The press loves that.”
Oh those Jacobs, always cutting up! It's funny that Sen. Mike, our own equivalent of George W. Bush, now wants to become our own equivalent of Sarah Palin. Hilarious!
And the best punch line? Denny comparing his son to Barack Obama!
The polls had barely closed on Obama's history changing election when Denny decided to try to throw his son on his coat-tails.
Not since Mike himself compared himself to Rosa Parks on her birthday have we heard such a whopper. Is this a trend? Ridiculous attempts to compare the senator to historic figures at the most unseemly times?
Thanks for the comic relief.
The hilarity never ends.
This seems like an instance where the old saying applies; "Don't vote for the guy, it only encourages 'em."