Skip to comments.Blagojevich may not get official portrait
Posted on 03/28/2010 7:57:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.- Illinois lawmakers have voted to deny former Gov. Rod Blagojevich money for an official portrait in the Statehouse, officials say.
The House approved the measure 85-23 Friday, and it now goes to the Senate, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The bill would allow Blagojevich to pay for his own portrait.
"I have no desire nor intent to revise history. I also have no desire nor intent to see to it that someone who is impeached and convicted of impeachable offenses gets into the taxpayers' purse for anything," said Rep. Bill Black, a Republican and the bill's chief sponsor.
Every previous Illinois governor hangs in the Statehouse. That includes Blagojevich's immediate predecessor, George Ryan, who was convicted after leaving office of corruption while he was Illinois secretary of state .
Blagojevich, a Democrat, became internationally notorious when tapes were released suggesting he tried to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama when he became president.
At least one Democrat suggested Blagojevich's picture belongs in the seat of government.
"I think actually having a portrait of all the governors is a great opportunity for young people to learn what is good and what is bad, and hopefully to guard against those things that have happened in our history that weren't so enlightened," Rep. Mike Boland said.
Personally, I think they’re trying to save the artist from a nervous breakdown due to having to paint all that hair.
Appearing at a Post Office near you soon...
Blago is as clean or cleaner that 75% of his predecessors and it might be added, all of whom were dimocrats.
Has anyone ever seen Blago together with Bret Baier of FOX News? I’d almost swear they were twins.
That’s stupid. He was duly elected governor of the state.
Nixon and Clinton don’t have the best legacies. We still have their photos in the White House.
I have been watching him on Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday nights.
I have literally laughed out loud at many moments...including one where Donald asked him if he did something during on of the tasks ( schmooze with customers defending himself rather than serve Joan Rivers her hamburger..thus it got cold)....and you saw his face in a deer in the headlights look and then kick into politician mode..and after a few brief moments he said..I can’t recall...
Maybe they should commission a portrait showing a broken egg sliding his face.
That way, the yolk is on him.
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