Monday, December 15, 2008

We Could Be Heroes Just For One Day

In the most unlikely of times, Governor Rod Blagojevich was my hero for one day. On December 12, 2008, in the midst of a career-destructing scandal, Gov. Blagojevich managed to make it into work to sign the bill that will create adequate insurance coverage for children with autism. No matter what you think of the man, I can tell you first hand that I watched him being courted by those in support of this bill, and I watched as he promised to take care of it this term. For all the wrong that has been done, this is certainly a big right. Not only will families who up until now have not been able to afford care receive care, but school districts will sigh a huge breath of relief as the burden is taken off of their shoulders. Not that the schools no longer are required to provide services, but the fact of the matter is that they have never been equipped to provide the intensity of services necessary and really should never have had to shoulder the burden for so long. Private services are required for adequate care and thanks to Gov. Blagojevich, private care will now be rendered. I have been waiting for this day for a long time. Too bad such a wonderful deed is overshadowed by unbridled greed.


Bubs said...

That's great news! Now I have two things good to say about Blago. The other is that he signed a bill that made it easier for public employees to unionize.

Grant Miller said...

I saw that he did that and thought immediately of you. I can imagine you'd be slightly conflicted - as anyone would be. Great that he signed it but too bad he's such a goof. Or f@#%^&*g goof, I mean.

Tenacious S said...

He signed it, Grant. I have no conflict about that. That was a lot of blood, sweat and tears of many people I know. My one thought when he got caught was, "Oh SHIT! That bill is unsigned on his desk." The fact that he managed to get it signed before the new year is a miracle to me and many I know.