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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" take on Blagojevich

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I MADE IT MA, I'M ON TOP OF THE WORLD, I'M A PROP
ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!
P.S. MY WIFE MADE IT AS WELL!
MORAL TO THE STORY, STAY HUMBLE, TWO THINGS STILL
BEING BUILT IN AMERICA, NEW BALLPARKS AND PRISONS
I THINK THE GOV IS TO OLD TO PLAY IN THE FIRST
ONE!

Blago is not nearly as funny as Karl Rove--you know--the guy Fitz's office failed to pursue over the Valeria Plame TREASON of Cheney, et. al.
Blago was low hanging fruit.
GE is a WAR PROFITEER. And its court jesters on SNL (Never will forgive them for the Kitty Dukakis is a drunk bit during 1988 election cycle) do not challenge that privelege.
Madigan family is disgusting.
ILLINOIS LEADS THE COUNTRY IN PROTECTING KIDS' HEALTH. So, of course he must be punished.
The mass media running pieces about his HAIR--and then SNL piles on. Please.

Um... I could laugh... you do realize what they caught Blagojevich doing, right? Yes, he's low-hanging fruit. But he's low-hanging fruit precisely *because* everyone agrees that he's completely corrupt.

You're saying the media and society at-large should handwave away Blagojevich's behavior, completely ignore it, and instead focus on more obscure political controversies?

Illinois leads the country in two things, actually. Children's health and corrupt local government. Blagojevich wasn't taped giving out flu shots, so I don't think that's what they're punishing him for.

Everyone's piling on Blagojevich right now because both sides of the aisle basically agree that he's the most corrupt politician evar.

The sad truth is, if most people don't see anything wrong with a political figure, and if the guy's technically not breaking any laws, or if there isn't any evidence, many conflicts of interest go unreported even if they are public knowledge.

It's not because nobody thinks Cheney is wrong. Lots of people think Cheney is wrong. But he's been smart about keeping a low profile. Meanwhile, *EVERYONE* thinks Blagojevich is wrong, and he comes from a hotbed of wrongness, and they have him on tape basically rubbing the wrongness all over himself and offering some wrong to his colleagues.

Don't worry, Cheyney's time will come. Right now, his story just doesn't have legs. Give it time. I'm sure in ten years there will be a book out about how badly the Bush GOP screwed America. But you can't expect the news media to go around proactively attacking the Vice President when they've got nothing to go on. And you can't expect an entertainment program to constantly crack jokes about something that hasn't happened in the news yet.

Don't like it? Become an investigative journalist, do your own digging on Cheyney, and bloody well PUT some legs under the story. Make a youtube video about it. CONVINCE THE PUBLIC TO CARE. Right now, the public's eagerly devouring the low-hanging fruit because most have given up on getting any fruit at all in this lifetime.

SNL's not going to pick the high-hanging fruit and hand it over to those of us on the fringes. Maybe they'll get a ladder after the regime change, who knows. But in the meantime, low fruit's better than no fruit.

"Normal person"--read much? Guess not or you'd know how to spell Cheney's name.
Rent the video "Tell the Truth and Run" about George Seldes and get back to me.
Cheney is not insulated at all. The info is there. We merely need brave prosecutors and a braver media.
And no, I could CARE LESS about Blago's deeds when we've got real thieves doing much worse.

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