Golden Parachutes

dupre photo.jpgThis is awesome! And of course by “this,” I’m referring to Illinois Governor Rod Blago-”trailer hitch” being arrested. What this means is that the past nine months have seen the downfall of the the governors of two of the nation’s most populous states. Now, I think that Blago-”I have an itch” definitely takes the cake because you need cojones to straight up extort money in return for a seat in the Senate.

But, Eliot Spitzer’s now well-known sexual preferences are nothing to sniff at. And, unlike former President Clinton, at least Spitzer went for a good looking girl (even if he did have to pay for it). Now, the one thing that could make this year complete is if we found out that Arnold Schwarzenegger has been having secret Nazi orgies in one of his California mansions. Europe is already all over this one but there are still 3 weeks left. C’mon, Arnie! Give us the trifecta. We’ve earned this!

When it comes to things that are not awesome, though, this year’s Detroit Lions would have to rank right up there. Yes, like Mr. Lung said, I am a Lions fan. I have always been a Lions fan. Just like I was and remain a Tigers fan, even when they came perilously close to setting a modern day record for futility. The sun is shining in MoTown, though. Matt Millen has left Ford Field and if the Lions can copy the Tigers’ story, in about 3 years we should finally see a Lions team that makes it to the Super Bowl! It’s bittersweet since history tells us that the Lions will then get destroyed as a result of their quarterback (Graham Harrell? Nate Davis? Scott Mitchell?) fumbling several times leading to back-breaking scores. However, at least we will finally be able to say we played in a Super Bowl!

No, when it comes down to it, things could be much worse. No matter how bad things may appear, at least the Feds don’t have you on tape saying:

“I’ve got this thing and it’s f***ing golden, and, uh, uh, I’m just not giving it up for f***in’ nothing. I’m not gonna do it. And, and I can always use it. I can parachute me there.”

Nice work, Rod. That’s some kind of golden f***ing parachute.

-A

6 Comments

Are you speaking of California’s Governator? Not to worry. The New York Times reports today that by March, our state will officially be out of money! Hooray for governors everywhere!

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

God love elected officials! They make the rest of us look even more intelligent. Maybe Rod and Railoa from the Lions could go out together and discuss their people skills.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Congratulations on topping our MLBlogs Top 100 list — just posted. Nice season. Can a parade be far behind?

Mark/MLB.com
http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com

We would love a parade, Mark. I will ride the fire truck while Allen is pumped with helium and floated above the rooftops!
–Jeff

Wow guys,

Amazing result for 2008. I would love to have the readership you guys have on here……….I am jealous.

Seriously, I love reading your stuff and can’t wait for all of us to break out and crank some amzing stuff out the rest of this year, and in 2009.

Again, congrats on being on top of the mountain.

Rays Renegade

http:raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

#1…..very impressive boys. Keep up the good work.

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