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Op-Art: Blago Goat Gate

"Bingo! Bilko Brokers Blagojegoatgate Between Ballgames!"

THE CARPETBAGGING SCALAWAGS: "BLAGOJEGOATGATE ALLEY"

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Gleanings From The Hustings / June 6, 2010
"Bingo! Bilko Brokers Blagojegoatgate Between Ballgames! "
by Sczteirling Retrogyrosczkopick and Clementina Causticity
The New Lost City Evening Quasar

"ApparAm Apparatchik Balks At 'Ghost-Voter' Moniker": "We're 'The Apparitional-American Community' now - not 'The Ghost Voters,'" former Commissioner Carson thundered . . . "The plain ironical fact is, it's us'd be the real deal, except in' fer they won't give us genuines the damn suffrage! Instead they wink at a cabal of cronied-up ballot-boodling incarnos seeking favored-minority status by ersatzly representing' thesselves as bein' hainties."

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(PICTURED): ELEVATOR COMMISSIONER / GAME WARDEN AT LARGE:
"Fiddlin John Carson (1868-1949) had been rewarded for his campaign minstrelsy with a job as elevator commissioner (which meant he sometimes ran the elevator in the capitol) and another as game warden at large . . . Fiddler enjoyed his elevator work, especially when Uncle John (Patterson) was there with his banjo to assist in regaling passengers . . . Fiddler liked to call out crazy names for the different floors of the capitol, in the manner of a train conductor . . . The bottom floor might be 'dugout' . . . The floor of the Governor's Office might be 'Sugar Creek' or 'The Promised Land' . . . The floor where the legislators orated was called, with startling accuracy, 'The Gas Chamber' . . . The top floor, which contained flora and fauna exhibits from the Department of Natural Resources, might be 'Noah's Ark' or 'Garden of Eden' . . . In 1935 he was elected by the House of Representatives as assistant doorkeeper. The Georgian for January 23, 1935, shows a picture of John stopping the speaker pro tem, Ellis Arnall (who two years later would be governor), in order to check his admission credentials" . . . (Gene Wiggins: Fiddlin' Georgia Crazy: Fiddlin' John Carson, His Real World, and the World of His Songs University of Illinois Press 1987)

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previously: http://www.beachwoodreporter.com/politics/richies_gunplay.php

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MP3s 1) Marty Brennaman / Cincinnati Reds radio / April 18th, 2008 and 2) Fiddlin' John Carson and His Virginia Reelers
"Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over"
Atlanta: October 11, 1927 / OKeh 45273
FITZMAS PIX: : The Carpetbagging Scalawags: "Blagojegoatgate Alley "

The Most Obnoxious Fans in Baseball
Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over

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