Thursday, January 29, 2009


Did you see that our state got a new governor today??? I watched the end of the senate deliberations and then the live vote. It was pretty obvious after seeing a few senators speak that the vote was going to be a land-slide. Good-bye Blago! I think he and Trump should market a line of men's hair care products.

From what I've heard of our new governor, Pat Quinn, he's supposed to be a good guy. I heard he's been outspoken about corrupt government for a while. Jake met him back in 2005 when he visited a few middle schools in Illinois to push a new technology program he was proposing. Jake was one of 4 students who was asked a question related to Illinois and was able to find the answer quickly. Jake's question was: Who is the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize? She is from Illinois. Do you know the answer? Jake ended up being interviewed by a few local stations. I was very proud that he was picked by his teachers and that he did a good job. (Yup...he had long hair back then!) Nearly a year later we discovered that our daughter was born on that very day.

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  1. Woohoo! Congrats to you and your state! Awesome about Jake. Such a smart young man!

  2. Seriously, his hair is something else. Everytime I see him on TV it totally cracks me up!

  3. I also watched as they read the roll call and each person voted. It was amazing to see the landslide. It was amazing to see it repeated with the vote to prevent Blagojevich from holding public office in IL.

    My son has Blago hair, one of his teachers teased him a bit today. Now he wants to be Blago for halloween. LOL! The thing is, I'm sure by then Blago will still be in the news with the criminal trial.

    I was very happy to see our new Governor speak later in the newscast. He seems like a good guy and on the off chance that he's not, he's going to have to tow the line because I don't think the legislature is going to put up with a repeat of Blago's ways.

    I'm sorry I missed the interview with Jake. I bet he enjoyed it.


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