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Six More Years Of Shadowy Government!

Illinois Groundhog Punksthetaxpayers Phil saw his shadow this morning, portending the following:

* Six more years of corruption. Oh, who are we kidding? Six more decades of corruption.

* Six more lies a day out of City Hall.

* Six references to the Land of Lincoln in every Pat Quinn speech. Wait, six more references to the Land of Lincoln in every Pat Quinn speech.

* Six more ways for Rahm to blame the city's problems on teachers and librarians.

* Six years in solitary for Rod Blagojevich because he won't STFU in general population.

* Six more years of not knowing who hired Angelo Torres.

* Six more years of kinky Richard M. Daley deals. Just because he's not mayor doesn't mean he's gone away.

* Six more aldermen giving speeches on the council floor about how awesome Mister Rahm is jes fo lisnen'.

* Six more task forces for reform whose recommendations will be summarily ignored.

* Six more ways for the parking meter people to screw you.

* Six more clients for Ed Burke with blindingly obvious conflicts of interest.

* Six more clients for Michael Madigan with blindingly obvious conflicts of interest.

* Six more full deployments of the city's snowplow fleet at the rumor of a single snowflake spotted anywhere near Lake Shore Drive.

* Six more threats from hugely profitable corporations to leave the state if they don't get even more tax breaks.

* Six more hugely profitable corporations receiving even more tax breaks after threatening to leave the state.

* Six more weeks pension outrage stories. Oh, who are we kidding. Six more months. At least.

* Six more stories about college scholarships going to friends and family of legislators. Oh, who are we kidding. Six more months of stories about college scholarships going to friends and family.

* Six more ways for the Tribune editorial board to blame everything on public employees - including teachers and librarians.

* Six more ways for Illinois Senate President John Cullerton to illustrate how Democrats in this state are just the moderate wing of the state Republican Party.

* Six more excuses Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez will conjure for opposing a special prosecutor in the Koschman case.

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Posted on February 2, 2012


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