Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Reasons Why #5

Here is the fifth installment of the infinite series, 'Reasons Why'.

Our politicians. While our politicians may not be so great for running a city, county or state, they are exceptional for one thing -- making fun of. Occasionally a New York politician (e.g., Elliott Spitzer) screws up and becomes fodder for comedians in the short interim between getting caught and returning to private life. And California has provided us with politicians that are fun to pick on from time to time (e.g. the Governator). But only Illinois, and in particular Chicago, continually elects (and re-elects) complete and utter clowns. Everybody knows about Blago, but 3 of the preceding 7 governors were also easy targets. Mayor Daley isn't exactly known for his polished demeanor either. Then there's Todd Stroger, though he's likely to be gone by the time Conan gets here. Still, I'm sure his replacement won't be much better. And don't even get me started on our aldermen. If Conan comes here, he can be sure of one thing, he'll always be able to come up with an easy joke about the local politicians.

Come back soon for more Reasons Why Conan should come to Chicago.

1 comment:

  1. WGN news just reported that two election judges today were dismissed for being intoxicated on the job.

    The monologue freakin' writes itself.