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Sunday, August 03, 2003

Blago needs signature event

The Illinois State Fair starts this Thursday with the Twilight Parade. Were all sitting here on pins and needles wondering whether the governor will even show up at the fair. Apparently, he is planning on showing up. We just dont know when or how much. George Ryan usually only attended the parade and then vamoosed, never to be seen at again. At the fair, that is. The fair manager is:

[S]till looking for a signature event for Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Gov. Jim Thompson used to ride down the Giant Slide after cutting the opening-day ribbon, and Gov. Jim Edgar rode a horse down Main Street. (SJR: New leadership, same ol' fair)

In addition, and not reported in the article, Jim Thompson was a huge fan of Willie Nelson. I think Willie performed at the fair just about every year Thompson was governor.

As for me, Id love to see Eddie Money perform. Two tickets to paradise.

Posted by Marie at August 3, 2003 11:46 PM