Senate President Jones predicted the Rezko verdict would have "no impact whatsoever" on negotiations to balance the budget or Blagojevich's ability to lead state government.Rezko verdict certainly shows at least a few people in Illinois perfectly capable of taking care of themselves --with a vengeance-- until Fitz finally caught up with them.
"We have 12 million people in the state to take care of," Jones said.
Taking care of strikes me as a strange choice of words for a politician to use to describe what they do.
Serve or represent would have seemed better choices. Those are the words I hear more often.
I can't recall a pol ever talk about taking care of me. (Like Mike M, I think I'd put some distance from a Pol who did offer to take care of me!)
I don't think anyone in Illinois doubts politicans will take care of themselves, and I'm guessing most Illinosians feel like we're taking care of them; whether we want to or not.
Emil Jones above with Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi during Auchi's 2004 visit to Illinois... ...together taking care of the 12 million I guess.