With President Elect Barack Obama no longer holding the senate seat from Illinois, the good people of the Land of Lincoln need another Senator to represent us. Along with Senator Dick Durbin, hopefully, we can get someone good in there to represent the people's interests and to help further Obama's vision for our country. We need someone of integrity to move us forward towards sustainable energy, good agricultural policy, and initiatives that energize education, urban planning, small businesses--the kinds of policies that help ordinary people get healthy and have opportunities for success.
Who can help us get someone good in there? Who has been entrusted with the job of choosing a successor? Who? Who has the good sense to judge character and ability? Who will put the people's needs ahead of industry and corporations? Who will act for us rather than for their own personal gain? Who?
Wait, no really, who? It's serious, this. We're not fooling around. It's important. This isn't all some game. We need good people. These are perilous times and we need public servants who will actually fulfill the stated duty of office and their mission of purpose. Seriously.
Who? Wait, who?! No not him!! He's a crook! He can't do it! He has only been for himself from the very beginning. You've got to be kidding me.
Sometimes Illinois gets things right, and sometimes it's really, really wrong.