Hypocrisy, they name is Democrat! (Nice hair, though!)
Long time anti-gun Governor Rod Blagojevich can add hypocrisy to his many shortcomings. Like Diane Feinstein, who campaigned for "handgun control" while possessing her own handgun and CCW permit, it seems that Governor Rod has at least one gun of his own. Count on the Democrats for "Do as I say, don't do as I do". John Lott points to an AP story that points out:
Blagojevich also was ordered to relinquish his passport and his firearm owner's identification card.
While I was doing a little research on RB's anti-gun past, it seems he's no stranger to a large carbon footprint, either! He could learn a little something from the Governor of Alaska:
Expensive daily commute
As Governor of Illinois, Blagojevich is entitled to live in the Illinois Executive Mansion, located in the state capital of Springfield. However, he and his family have opted to remain in Chicago. One reason he gave was an unwillingness to move his infant daughter away from home. In the governor's absence, the Illinois Times, a newspaper based in Springfield, held a satirical contest in 2003 for readers to decide how the mansion should be used. Suggestions ranged from using it as a hotel or homeless shelter to converting it to a "house of ill repute." The Blagojevich family has shunned the use of the Mansion even for one-night stays. Past Governors have lived in Springfield or have at least stayed there during legislative session.
During July and part of August 2007, Illinois lawmakers were in a deadlock over approving a state budget. In light of this, Blagojevich came under criticism for choosing to take daily, expensive commutes between his Chicago home and his office in Springfield rather than stay in the Governor's Mansion in Springfield during the budget crisis. The round trip on a state plane costs nearly $6,000, and Blagojevich made the trip nine times between May 22 and June 7, costing Illinois taxpayers more than $75,000 according to state transportation records. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch noted that a commercial round-trip flight between Springfield and Chicago can be had on short notice for between $500 and $700. State senator Chris Lauzen noted that the cost was more than a teacher's annual salary
They sure can grow 'em in Illinois, can't they?
Cross Posted at Say Anything