Friday, August 29, 2008

More Leadership from Blagojevich

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is once again demonstrating his leadership this week is by closing dozens of state historic sites and state parks, including Kickapoo State Park near Oakwood, Illinois.

Tod Satterthwaite who operates Kickapoo landing was not impressed:

"It's unimaginable," Satterthwaite said.

The move takes away from the area's quality of life, he said.

"If you want to call yourself a world-class university and draw people in, you give them quality of life," Satterthwaite said. "It's the start of a downward spiral that no community, no state, can afford."

State Representative Bill Black was almost in disbelief over the decision:

State Rep. Bill Black, R-Danville, called the move "ridiculous."

"I think it's a shame and disgrace to do this as we go into the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birthday," he said.

Though he said the governor "has a very legitimate concern in that the budget was not balanced," he "slashes with a dull ax."

"When we go back to veto session in November, we'll try to find places where we can restore money," Black said.

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