Most Notable Quotations of 2008

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 10 16:00:38 UTC 2008

At 12/10/2008 10:30 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>I agree with Gerald. I knew that Illinois had a governor, but I didn't
>know his name. Professional newsreaders don't even know how to
>pronounce his name, apparently. They've been calling him "blah
>GOYyevich." The FBI calls him "blag@ YAYvich." Even when I lived in
>Saint Louis and partied in East Saint Louis,

Illinois was presumably corrupt then also?

>I never knew the name of
>any governor of Illinois other than Adlai Stevenson. OTOH, I've always
>known who the ruling lord mayor of Chicago and baron of Cook County

But his name was easier to pronounce, and remained the same for long stretches.


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