Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Best buddies!?! Who's kidding whom?

Am I the only one who, upon seeing Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, embrace Wednesday in Denver, remembered that moment from “The Godfather, Part II” set in Havana in the early seconds of New Year’s Day 1959?

You remember the scene; Michael Corleone embracing brother Fredo while whispering into his ear, “I know it was you, You broke my heart,” setting the stage for Michael eventually to have Fredo killed.

How long will it be until the two Statehouse officials break whatever truce they have that caused them to tolerate being in each others’ presence for even a couple of minutes?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Call it respect for copyright, but if one wants to see photographs of the two Illinois politicos in their embrace (, they will have to check it out here.

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