The latest message being promoted by the mainstream media echo chamber is that Rod Blagojevich is insane. They just can't seem to face the fact that Blagojevich is a product of the same corrupt Democrat Chicago political machine which Barack Obama belongs to so they have recently begun actively promoting the idea of Blagojevich as some sort of totally irrational loon even to the extent of pointing out his well-groomed hair as evidence of his mental illness. Fortunately, Chicago Tribune writer John Kass has provided a reality check on this MSM silliness with his article titled "By Chicago standards, Blagojevich isn't crazy.":
When it comes to Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Dead Meat), many national TV talking heads can't resist playing amateur psychiatrist.
"He's crazy," said one talking head of our governor. "A sociopath!" said another. "He should have been put in a straitjacket, not handcuffs," said a third, all of them diagnosing Blagojevich as cuckoo.
I can see how they arrived at their cockamamie theory. Anyone who read the federal complaint with all the f-bombs in there and watched Blagojevich drive to work on Wednesday morning, the TV crews following his black SUV in a low-speed chase, as if he were some angry Serbian O.J., might think he had lost his marbles.
But is Blagojevich truly cuckoo?
Well, he was caught on federal tape using multiple f-words while allegedly trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder. First Lady Patti Blagojevich was also on tape, and she's a better cusser than her husband. All she needs to do is learn how to chew tobacco and scratch and she could manage the Cubs.
Again, is Blago some blithering maniac ready for a padded cell?
Of course not.
But one thing is clear: The pundits who make such diagnoses have never talked to a Chicago machine politician in their lives.
How do they think Chicago politicians talk in private when they're muscling some other guy for cash? Like Helen Mirren playing the queen?
And if the use of foul language by a Chicago machine politician is the mark of insanity, wouldn't we already be equipping Rahm Emanuel with a butterfly net for his long stay at the Funny Farm?
Now, with federal investigators interviewing everyone in the case, it's time to assess the mental health of our political leaders.
The good news is that Obama isn't cuckoo either.
He was severely delusional, though, for a day, trying to avoid saying anything about Gov. Dead Meat. But he came to his senses and called upon Blagojevich to resign.
He bravely sent out a spokesman to declare, "Under the current circumstances, it is difficult for the governor to do his job and serve the people of Illinois."
Translation: Will no one rid us of this accursed madman?
Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, the boss who runs the machine that he says doesn't exist, refused to take a position either way. That's because he's sane.
Whew! Such a relief to know that these Chicago machine politicians are perfectly sane. John Kass finishes with this piece of advice to the members of the media who are continuing to promote the silly idea of Blagojevich as insane:
So listen up, you amateur psychiatrists from national cable TV land. Don't be alarmed when Chicago machine politicians act like raving lunatics.
It's when they're quiet and reasonable that you've got to worry.