December 11th, 2008
03:53 PM ET

By Chicago standards, Blagojevich isn't crazy

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/12/10/illinois.corruption/art.rod.gi.jpg caption="Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is accused of scheming to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder."]

John Kass
Chicago Tribune

When it comes to Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Dead Meat), many national TV talking heads can't resist playing amateur psychiatrist.

"He's crazy," said one talking head of our governor. "A sociopath!" said another. "He should have been put in a straitjacket, not handcuffs," said a third, all of them diagnosing Blagojevich as cuckoo.

I can see how they arrived at their cockamamie theory. Anyone who read the federal complaint with all the f-bombs in there and watched Blagojevich drive to work on Wednesday morning, the TV crews following his black SUV in a low-speed chase, as if he were some angry Serbian O.J., might think he had lost his marbles.

But is Blagojevich truly cuckoo?


Filed under: Raw Politics • Rod Blagojevich • T1
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  1. JC- Los Angeles

    The endless list of morally bankrupt, repugnant and criminal politicians, executives and leaders is unfathomable yet certainly not unbelievable.

    Today, if you put one hundred people in a room and ninety-nine of them lie and one guy tells the truth, everyone wonders what's wrong with the guy.

    There has been no oversight whatsoever for the past eight years; when the inmates run the asylum, today's America is what you get.

    December 11, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  2. Cindy

    If Blagojevich isn't crazy by Chicago standards then they all must be slap out of their minds...the politicians that is. And that can't bode too well for Obama since he is one of them!

    Hearing the man talk you'd think he was in the mob or something. And he and his wife cuss worse than a sailor! If they aren't crazy then they are pretty well near it! LOL


    December 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm |