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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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A Web log by Jeff Lampe of the Journal Star

How much of a liar was Blagojevich?

February 12, 2009 at 07:39 AM

Winter cleaning continues. In the process I came across a yellowed piece of paper that underlines how much Rod Blagojevich lied during his unfortunate tenure as governor.

Do you remember his Illinois Sportsman’s Alliance Pledge? If not, here again are the hollow words Blagojevich printed on a worthless piece of paper prior to winning his first term.

“I pledge to support sportsmen and outdoor sporting activities in the state of Illinois. As an elected official I will promote hunting, fishing, shooting, trapping, archery, or any other outdoor sporting activity. I will protect the rights of sportsmen in Illinois to participate in these and other outdoor activities, by making the most effective use of the resources available to us today, by fighting for additional funding in the future and by consistently defending their rights to carry out these activities.”

Were you to review the history of propaganda, you could not find many lies that are more complete than this one.




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