Why buy a Senate seat when you can rent to own?
- The lesson of the Blagojevich scandal is, ultimately, not going to be about the importance of integrity and the rule of law. The real lesson will be that if you have to bother to ask someone to determine what a Senate seat is worth to them, then you're really too stupid to belong in government in the first place. Blagojevich is obviously a bungler since he got caught. Obama, on the other hand, is proving to be more skillful. First Ted Kennedy endorsed Obama against challenger Hillary Clinton in the Democratic party nominating election. Then Obama nominated Hillary Clinton to be his secretary of state after winning the election, and Hillary Clinton accepts. Now, Caroline Kennedy, of all people, wants to "pull an Obama" and jumpstart a political career by being appointed directly into the Senate to replace Clinton.
- In another suspicious deal, it has been reported that Eddie Murphy got cast as the Riddler in the upcoming sequel to "Batman Returns". Although, I suppose that Murphy might have been given the role because he was a good actor; perhaps "stand-up comic turned film actor who specializes in fat jokes" is a perfect fit for the role of a villain who uses mindbending puzzles to taunt and torture Batman.