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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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Blago borrowing from Animal House?

January 29, 2009 at 11:44 AM


Does anybody else who has wasted time watching Gov. Blagojevich’s speech today think he borrowed a chapter from Animal House and Otter’s famous defense speech before the Panhellenic Council? I mean, even Otter’s hair looks like Blago’s.

Just a thought.

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I listened to some of it. It just made me hate him even more so I shut it off.

Posted by Clif on 01/29 at 03:08 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be brief. The issue here is not whether I broke a few rules or took a few liberties and bribes from some influential campaign donors who then received large state contracts or favors or tried to sell a senate seat….......I did.

But you can’t hold a whole fraternity of past state governors and Chicago politicians responsible for the behavior of a few, sick, twisted campaign donors or those looking to pay to play. For if you do, then shouldn’t we blame the whole State of Illinois system of campaign financing and contracting? And if the whole Illinois campaign financing system and contracting is guilty, then isn’t this an indictment of the institution of our entire government in general? I put it to you, David Ellis - isn’t this an indictment of our entire American society? Well, you can do whatever you want to me, but I’m not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America!

—-Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
  January 29, 2009

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/29 at 04:07 PM

I had to watch the man make a fool of himself.  Today is party day…... Impeachment vote is just minutes away.  Thank God we have gotten this far with this loser.  Sure didn’t take him long to get that last plane ride home on our tax dollars.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/29 at 04:29 PM

It’s over, he’s out of here!

Posted by Clif on 01/29 at 05:08 PM

Todd C

You should become a writer. That was perfect.

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