To occupy his time before the federal government indicts him, Governor Rod Blagojevich has begun employing the last-ditch pandering strategy of his predecessor, imprisoned former Governor George Ryan.
He is going straight to the African-American community, giving it a new program, and playing the victim. The paltry number of summer jobs he is talking about pales in comparison to the number of jobs he has driven out of Illinois since he became governor.
Blagojevich also is trying to pander to far Southern Illinois by yanking state jobs there from the State Capitol.
In his own delusional mind, perhaps he believes he is crafting some sort of political comeback using inner city Chicago and Southern Illinois as a odd-couple base of support. That base, even if he manages to secure it, is far too small to survive politically and useless as a defense from the advancing federal prosecutors.