We'd like to propose a toast.
To Gov. Rod Blagojevich. At a time when the country is in tatters and Americans are watching every new bank or industry failure to find out which will be the straw to break the camel's back, you popped up out of nowhere to give us a scandal we can do nothing but laugh at. You're no Bernie Madoff, stealing billions and destroying charities. You're no Dick Fuld, bringing down a banking institution and launching a global economic crisis. You're not even a sucky General Motors CEO. You're Rod Blagojevich, one guy so delusional and self-obsessed that you want to do nothing but stand up and demand that someone give you your goddamn money. But most importantly, you're one guy who's too stupid to not talk on the phone. And when you finally get sent up the river, you'll have no effect on the economy or job creation or the credit crisis. You'll just be one guy headed to jail.