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a busblog poetry moment

Rod Blagojevich delivers the speech of the year while busting with the Kipling.



if you recall, not long ago the next president of the united states told the illinois governor to step down,
and told the world that he had lost his ability to govern

and instead of bowing to Obamamania and writing off his political life by admitting in any way that he had allegedly tried to not just sell the soon to be vacant senate seat of the first black president of the usa, but other anti american dirty deeds; blago bleautifully recites a defiant poem of courage and masculinity
whos complete version concludes by proclaiming that If you can remain strong against adversity, false claims, and tragedy, then “Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!”.

classic kipling but the only problem is blago clearly hadn’t read the whole poem (and certainly didnt recite it all) because in order to “be a Man”, according to “If”, one has to not only has to remain strong after being falsely accused, but he has to also

make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss

old rudyard didnt call the poem “Or”, it’s called “If”

if you do this that and other thing.
not this that or the other thing.

If the governor of illinios wants us to see his stubbornness as a mirror to “if’s” unrealistic ideals, then bro owes all of us one quick high stakes game of pitch-and-toss

a game i understand they play in marion as well

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