Thursday, December 11, 2008

Buffalo Wing Politics - Rod Blagojevich

I have never been a great student of politics. I have always believed that heated debates over “left wing” and “right wing” politics, is nothing more than a bunch of politically inept analysts throwing meaningless “buzz words” around like a dog licks his testicles – because he can. Media analysts have the broadcast network platform, while the dog simply has his balls. Both feel confident and satisfied, but what do I know?

Associating wings with politics to me, is like comparing apples to oranges. Wings are a connotation of angels and good intentions; while politics connotes bribery and corruption.

I’m told that “right wing” politicians value tradition and capitalism, while “left wing” supporters value equalitarianism. There is also something called “bipartisan,” which promotes center politics - a middle of the road policy path between the right and left wing, much like "bisexual."

Case in point: Watching and listening to this video of Rod Blagojevich, the first Democrat in 30 years to be elected Governor of Illinois, you do get the feeling that he was trained in public speaking by a TV evangelist (earning “wing” points): confident, extroverted, and full of crap. However, It was filmed way before he was charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as well as solicitation of bribery and several "pay to play" schemes, including attempting to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacated United States Senate seat to the highest bidder.

He has also managed to piss off his father-in-law, Chicago Alderman Richard Mell, who might very well be FBI informant "A."

Maybe they should consider changing the “wing” description to “Black” and “white," so that you can distinguish between the good guys and bad. You know, like in all those Western movies where you could always spot the the bad guys, they wore the black hats?

In this film clip, The Rod can also be said to support "buffalo wing" politics, as in "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit."


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