Monday, March 19, 2012

Trifecta

This week's challenge: Check out the third definition of clean (below), and use the word exactly as it appears, in no less than 33 and no more than 333 words.

3 a : free from moral corruption or sinister connections of any kind




Greetings from Illinois

He’s nothing special to look at: Balding and overweight, with a complexion that bounces between sickly winter pallor and an unnatural red summer hue. His suits never seem to fit right, and no matter what tie he chooses, it looks like it's strangling him. His oratory doesn’t get one’s pulse racing. Even with his very unpopular tax increase, the State is still operating with a deficit of at least $5 billion (some say it’s closer to $10 billion).

Yet I am happy Pat Quinn is my Governor. Because he is clean.

After George “Now Serving 7” Ryan and Rod “Welcome to Englewood Federal Correctional Institution” Blagojevich, that is refreshing.

The saddest thing about this post is that, when I saw the prompt, this is the only response that came to mind. Remember, our license plates proclaim us as, “Land of Lincoln.” If only our governors lived up to that.


11 comments:

  1. That is more than you can say about most politicians! I enjoyed your description lots of details.

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  2. Ha! This is great! I love the detailed and funny description of your Governor. Even if he is less than flattered by the physical description, he's got to be proud of the huge compliment you give him!

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  4. Sometimes they forget that they're supposed to represent their constituents not their own self interests.

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  5. I love how articulate and descriptive you were. It really created a strong mental image. Good job.

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  6. ahhh those feisty politicians.

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  7. I was going to go the political route too, but ended up going somehwere else. I really enjoyed this post. It's nice to see that there are some "clean" politicians, even if their ties are a bit awkward.

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  8. Better questionable ties than questionable "ties", right? I hope for your state's sake, he stays clean too. I love this piece, so glad you followed your muse on it.

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  9. So true, so true... Great way to entertain the prompt!

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  10. Ouch. Yeh, I totally see what you mean, though. The current governor has done nothing illicit so far.

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    I'm having trouble with the bloody captcha. Hopefully this goes through.

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  11. Great descriptions in that first paragraph. I can picture him clearly without ever having seen him! It does seem a shame that the 'clean' ones are rarer that the 'other ones'. Nice interpretation of the prompt. Hope you join up for the weekend prompt.

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