Friday, February 17, 2006
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Michael M. Bates
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich wants to be president. The most recent indication is the $7,500 he paid last December to an Iowa political consultant who just coincidentally ran Al Gore's winning operation there in 2000.
Milorad's ambition also explains his need to come up with a new crusade every so often. Importing prescription drugs, purging junk food (we used to call them snacks) from state schools, and banning violent and sexually explicit video games may not be why voters elected him, but those campaigns keep him in the public eye. As the old saying goes, any publicity is good as long as they spell your name right.
The guv's latest gimmick is a proposal to shove 3- and 4-year-olds into the loving arms of state government. Called "Preschool for All," the plan will allow everyone – even those millionaires Democrats so despise – to send their kiddies off for a fun filled day of government indoctrination on the state's dime....................
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