Obama’s gonna save Social Security! No wonder the Wall Street Boiz gave so much money to the Precious (ooh, that soft money feels so good). Fat times ahead for them. Hats in hand for the rest of us. Though it will be rawther amusing to watch teh BOIZ’ reaction to this hard swing right. (Remember, it was teh BOIZ, led by Atrios and Markos, who perhaps were most radicalized to action a few years ago when W. tried to “save” Social Security. Whew! Were they upset. They were dialing their reps, shutting down Capitol Hill switchboards, and jumping up and down screaming all across the Blogosphere. “Social Security is not broken!” they screamed. “It doesn’t NEED to be fixed!” So far on the obama plan to “save” the program? Crickets, natch. Good integrity and honest dealing there, Boiz.)
Burris is in — this round goes to Blago. Who knows? By the time this investigation is wrapped up, Rod “The Hair” Blagojevich may become the very first Folk Hero in a Tacky Track Suit this country has ever seen. Go Blago! Although John Kass of the Chicago Tribune, who oughtta know, sees obama’s fingerprints (or should I say knuckle prints” on this one.)
So the Chicago Way hauled off and slapped the U.S. Senate in the face—one of those backhands with the knuckles to unsuspecting lips—and guess who blinked?
It wasn’t Chicago.
It was the Senate.
Get used to it, America. And it won’t be the last time either.
And, sigh of relief — Chris “Tweety” Matthews is NOT running for Senate. Thank heavens for small blessings.
Unemployment? Still up.
Hope? Change? Haven’t seen any sign yet. But we’ll keep you posted!
Don’t forget to vote today. Once a day from every computer. It’s good for you. Like fiber!
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