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Monday, January 13, 2003

Meet the new boss

... same as the old boss.

Today Rod Blagojevich was sworn in as governor of Illinois. I wasn't there, but I watched it on television. On his way to the podium, he snubbed outgoing governor George Ryan, who was in attendance, by just walking on by him. Could be because he just learned that the hole in the state budget is actually five billion dollars — a big difference from the previously reported three billion. He made lots of promises during his speech.

I'm cautiously optimistic. As in, give him a chance and let's see what he can do with what he has to work with.

He's the first democrat to sit in the executive seat in over 25 years. His name is pronounced Bla-goy-ya-vitch. Lots to work with there. He'll decide after his daughter gets out of school in June whether or not he'll move to Springfield.

Posted by Marie at January 13, 2003 7:08 PM