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January 14th, 2009
11:28 AM ET

Obama, Blago flip sides of Bizarro plotline

Carol Marin
The Chicago Sun-Times

Barack Obama jogged only slightly ahead of Rod Blagojevich across the news landscape of the past month, the glistening horizon of a new Camelot ahead, perhaps, but the jagged outline of the clouted city not far behind.

Obama and Blago are more than the yin and yang of Illinois politics. They represent, a la Jerry Seinfeld, the ultimate Bizarro plotline.

Bizarro is the alter ego of Superman, a concept the Seinfeld crew borrowed from DC Comics and incorporated into a 1996 episode. If you never saw it, it goes like this: For every apathetic Jerry, nudgy George and raucous Kramer there is, in the Bizarro world, the polar opposite: an empathetic Jerry, an urbane George and a genteel Kramer.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Rod Blagojevich
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  1. Cindy

    I think that there is a bit of Superman and Bizarro both encapsulated in Obama. I mean the man is not perfect and he came from that same corrupt system as Blagojevich did! He is not a saint even though some think that he is the messiah..he is far from it!

    Cindy...Ga.

    January 14, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  2. Annie Kate

    Just how long does it take to impeach and convict a governor in Illinois? I'm tired of hearing about Blagojevich. He could go to Alaska with Palin and both of them lay low for a while. It would be nice not to hear from either for a good long time.

    January 14, 2009 at 11:37 am |