Poor Appointment Choice
Rod Blagojevich, Governor of Illinois, obliviously chose to appoint an official of the Nation of Islam to the Governor's Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes. While a fellow member does support her placement as appropriate, despite the commission losing four members in protest to her continued presence, that's not what gets me. She can stay or not as far as I'm concerned, and I think that this rarely used commission will continue on it's waning path just fine.
However, this is just too much:
The Democratic governor, in a recent interview with The Associated Press, said he did not realize he had appointed a Nation of Islam official until learning about it from news reports.
He nodded vigorously when asked whether his staff should have discussed the appointment and its implications with him, but would say little else about the incident.
This is the same man who unwittingly agreed to an interview on "The Daily Show," not realizing it was a comedy and that he was there to be mocked.
I don't live in Illinois, but I have to wonder how they feel about putting this man in control of their entire state! I know he's too close for my comfort.