The Hound likes to gnaw on a turkey leg on Turkey Day. There's turkeys and then there's real turkeys and we're not talking about those folks in the country of Turkey. We're talking folks like Sen. Dick Durbin, who some Illinoisans would like to carve up today.
That's because the Illinois Democrat, who just cakewalked into another six-year term, has decided he's thinking about maybe asking President Bush to grant clemency to former Gov. George Ryan, the Republican who's eating pressed turkey today at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind. Maybe Durbin was floating a trial balloon, but The Hound surmises it's turned into a lead Zeppelin --- and we're not talking about the band.
For Durbin's musing about giving Ryan a get-out-jail-free card, he's a turkey.
But then so is President-elect Barack Obama. He's plucking those ex-Clintonites from a government in exile faster than feathers get plucked on turkeys. This is change? If The Hound knew Obama was going to pack his cabinet with former Clintonians, what was wrong with Hillary in the first place?
With the election over, the media are being turkeys over Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. She was filmed being interviewed at a turkey processing facility which everyone jumped on. Was it Wattlegate or what? How do you think turkeys get to the Thanksgiving table. They walk there?
Another big turkey is Gov. Rod Blagojevich. What's this plan for carpooling lanes on the tollways? How are you going to police it, Gov. Turkey. With a gobble here and a gobble there? Can 2010 come too soon for this turkey?