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A Monument To His Greatness

Burris Memorial

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich apparently doesn't care what President-elect Obama, members of the United States Senate and his own state's legislatures think about proper behavior when under investigation for corruption. The Rod does what the Rod wants.

Nothing makes this point better than the fact that he went against all sage advice to name his own pick to Mr. Obama's vacated Senate seat: former Illinois attorney general Roland Burris. Blagojevich praised Burris at a press conference yesterday for his distinguished career and devotion to the great state of Illinois.

Well, Roland Burris also has some things to say about Roland Burris. He's emblazoned his accolades upon a burial tomb in Chicago as he achieves them. I assume he will continue to do so until his death, judging by the sizable swaths of stone left un-engraved.

If this is abnormal behavior, consider me weird. Just last week I sent plans to my crypt architect for my monument to myself. It will include a tribute to my time as a waitress at the Cracker Barrel (employee of the year 2003!) and a moving passage on how my latte making skills saved an ailing Starbucks in Santa Monica.



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