Friday, June 30, 2006

Fitz Asks Lisa Madigan to Step Aside for Federal Investigation of Governor Hair

We briefly interrupt the service interruption to bring you this news flash from the Tribune:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration is the focus of an ongoing federal investigation that has "implicated multiple state agencies" in allegations of corrupt hiring, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has confirmed.

Fitzgerald said his investigation has yielded credible witnesses related to "very serious allegations of endemic hiring fraud."

His comments appear in a letter to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan that Madigan's office released Friday. The letter asks Madigan to halt her investigations into the Blagojevich administration because they might interfere with the federal probe.

This should give Lisa some spare time. Maybe she'd like to come over for a drink? Harveys Bristol Cream, maybe? I'm sure her hubby won't mind.


Anonymous said...

Harvey's Bristol Cream...are you kidding me? This call for Dom Perignon at the very least.

Stronger Than Dirt Pete Moss said...

Maybe you don't recall the old TV commercials for HBC from the 1970s, but I think it's an appropriate libation for the occasion.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I was hoping to get in on some of that hiring next year. Got to go anon, wouldn't want emil to find out.