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Monday, July 28, 2003

You Gotta Move

Bill at Peoria Pundit gives his take on our governor's decision to provide a "normal" life for his daughters by not moving to the governor's mansion in Springfield. (SJR: Blagojevich wants 'normal life' for daughter in Chicago.)

Here's another article regarding life as normal for the first family as they live in Chicago:

Men in dark glasses stand at the ready. Convoys of mysterious dark SUVs slip up and down the street. A white and gold state trooper car sits by the VIP house, motor idling, 24/7--and is expected to remain there, at least until 2007.

Welcome to Blago's 'hood. (Tribune: When the governor is also the guy next door.)

Yeah, the Chicago Tribune actually said, "Welcome to Blago's 'hood." But, like I told Bill, Normal is what you make it. Just remember, Normal is really a small town about 65 miles north of Springfield.

A Chicago real estate agent has an idea which seems to follow along with some of the governor's own ideas regarding state owned real estate: Rent out the mansion for $7,500 a week. (Tribune: For rent? Cozy mansion, capital view.) Go for it.

Edited to correct link to Bill's post on this.

You Gotta Move

You gotta move
You gotta move
You gotta move, ch-ch-ch-child
You gotta move
Oh, when the Lord gets ready
You gotta move

You may be high
You may be low
You may be rich, child
You may be poor
But when the Lord gets ready
You gotta move

You see that woman,
who walks the street
You see that police,
upon his beat
But then the Lord gets ready
You gotta move
You gotta move

- Lyrics by Mississippi Fred McDowell

Posted by Marie at July 28, 2003 11:00 PM


Normal isn't really small, it has 45,000 people and together with Bloomington is about the same size as Springfield.

Miserable place? Yes, but not really small.

Though Ido like the paraphrase,

I end here today in the place where I began, A place called Normal.

Posted by: ArchPundit at July 29, 2003 2:42 PM

I have been trying to write an email letter to the Govenor I CAN not seem to get the right email .
Any help would be great.

Posted by: Leslie at November 15, 2003 1:49 PM