It seems as though politicians are falling all over themselves to display tool-like behavior. If we could unilaterally present the award to the architects of the birther movement and the healthcare town hall showdowns, we would. But, in keeping with tradition, we’ll give the award to a single individual who’s recently displayed very tool-like behavior.
This week, it’s a toss-up between Blagojevich puppet, Senator (we use the term loosely) Roland Burris and Governor Mark “don’t cry for me Argentina” Sanford. Sanford’s personal use of his state’s plane has rightfully fallen under scrutiny. Pickups from his son’s games and flights to get discount haircuts, all funded by taxpayer dollars, deservedly put Sanford in the running.
However, Burris gets the award this week for announcing a change of heart and declaring that he might run to retain his senate seat. He then provided further proof that he’s operating solely on fumes when he declared “people all over the country” were urging him to run. When pressed, Burris could not specify what country or clearly define what he meant by “people.”