Illinois politicians mock Blago, Burris

Illinois politicians gathered a few nights ago to relentlessly mock Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris, and just about anyone else in the Illinois public sphere.

"Capital Capers," a musical comedy hosted every two years by the Conference of Women Legislators was attended by Gov. Pat Quinn (D), Comptroller Dan Hynes, Senate President John Cullterton and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, among others.

Blago took the biggest hits. Per the Marion Daily Republican:
"If not for that Senate seat, I'd be governor today, I should have listened to my wife, and listed it on eBay," sang Winters, a Shirland Republican, as a backup chorus fluffed his wig.

Rep. Jim Sacia, a former auctioneer, called bids for the vacant U.S. Senate seat that Blagojevich allegedly tried to sell after the election of President Barack Obama.

"I was talking to the governor (Blagojevich), and I said I could sell a $500 horse for $5,000," said Sacia, a Pecatonica Republican. "So the governor says to me, 'You think you could sell a Senate seat?'

"I said, 'Governor, that'd be bleeping golden,'" Sacia said.

The seat ultimately was "sold" for $1 million to Rep. Susana Mendoza, D-Chicago.

Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) also took some lumps. Here are the lyrics of a song state Rep. Art Turner sang while pretending to be Burris:
(sung to the tune of "Rawhide")

Roland, Roland, Roland,

My ego is so swollen,

I ignored the pollin' statewide.

Did I circumvent it

To get into the Senate?

Was it the truth or had I lied?

That second affidavit,

Someday I'll engrave it,

On my tombstone on the South Side.