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Question of the day

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009

* Here’s a risky caption contest. US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald…

We’re gonna need some rules here…

1) Do not post anything that could get me or yourself investigated, indicted or arrested at 6 o’clock in the morning, etc.

2) Stay away from obvious “size” references at all costs or you will be permanently banished from this site and will likely be arrested at 6 o’clock tomorrow morning. (Just kidding, sir.)

- Posted by Rich Miller        


59 Comments
  1. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:40 pm:

    Rod…I love you THIS much!


  2. - The Doc - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:43 pm:

    USA Patrick Fitzgerald, channeling the state GOP, claims that the state budget deficit is only “this” big.


  3. - John Bambenek - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:43 pm:

    This is how big of a chance that Rod gets an innocent verdict


  4. - Pat collins - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:44 pm:

    About that much chance for acquittal.


  5. - Maxwell Smart - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:45 pm:

    Missed indicting Burris by that much….


  6. - Bill - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:45 pm:

    Nope, No way! As tempting as this is…discretion is the better part and all that.


  7. - I'm Just Saying - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:45 pm:

    This is the only way I can answer this one……

    I caught a crawfish/Minnow and it was this big :)


  8. - Levois - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:46 pm:

    The possibility of Blagojevich actually being innocent is only this much.


  9. - MrJM - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:47 pm:

    “I’m crushing your head! Crush! Crush!”


  10. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:50 pm:

    The “U” of I is next on my list.


  11. - Wacker Drive - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:50 pm:

    Very small violin for Rod.


  12. - Anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:51 pm:

    Only a “C” student in law school would think he was innocent.


  13. - Anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:51 pm:

    Look into my eyes… You are getting sleepy… sleepyyyy… You will tell me where Lisa Madigan is….


  14. - Mongo - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:52 pm:

    Borrowing from another comment…

    “USA Patrick Fitzgerald, channeling the state GOP, claims that the chances of taking back the Governor’s seat in 2010 is only “this” big.


  15. - Red Ranger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:52 pm:

    “There is this much of a chance that Rod will be home for Christmas 2010″


  16. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:52 pm:

    “…Simon said I was this close to going to Hollywood. Paula liked my dance moves, but Randy thought I was a little pitchy. Maybe an a capella “Livin’ La Vida Loca” wasn’t the best choice for my audition…”


  17. - Ghost - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:54 pm:

    There is a better chance of a amel passing between my fingers then Blago being found innocent….

    or

    Beware the secret federal nerve pinch of fetal position! We used it once on a sitting State Governor and are not afraid to use it again.


  18. - Northsude Bunker - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:55 pm:

    Patti and me are this close…..


  19. - Merry Fitzmas! - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:56 pm:

    The leash I bought for IL public servants is this long.


  20. - Duff - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:56 pm:

    “You have failed me for the last time, (fill in name of recently indicted pol)” followed by heavy Darth Vader breathing. For all the Star Wars geeks…


  21. - Downstate weed chewing hick - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:58 pm:

    Mr. Fitzgerald, can you tell me how close you are to an indictment of Jungle Patti?


  22. - North of I-80 - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:58 pm:

    Any corruption in Chicago City government? Oh just THIS much. [feel free to substitute Cook Co or State of IL etc]


  23. - Tollway Dan - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:59 pm:

    The signal for Tick Tock!


  24. - Ghost - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:00 pm:

    I miss collins this much.


  25. - bankman - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:01 pm:

    I am this close to more indictments


  26. - dupage dan - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:02 pm:

    “Missed it by that much”, (Don Adams, “Get Smart”)


  27. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:02 pm:

    …. and then I add just a pinch of cinnamon. I call it Banana Bread a la Patrick. And the secret ingredient is love.”


  28. - ahoy - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:08 pm:

    I”m going to get a confession out him by using my finger, thumb and this stare.


  29. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:11 pm:

    “Let me demonstrate my electric courtrooom style: watch for the spark…”


  30. - In the Land of Silos and Cows... - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:13 pm:

    Rich …

    Little risky for a contest, you are congratulated .. good luck to all resonding.


  31. - MidStateAnon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:20 pm:

    I auditioned for the new Transformers movie but they rejected this signature move… well, it worked on Rod and Emil


  32. - Diamond Dog - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:22 pm:

    Matt’s brain is “this big” because he can’t think of a single joke not having to do with the size of, um, stuff.


  33. - MidStateAnon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:22 pm:

    #2: I had an invisible pill that will cure the state government, but Roddy let Patti take it with her to the jungle and she bartered with a witch doctor to guarantee a not-guilty verdict for him…


  34. - Balance - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:23 pm:

    I never was very good at that shadow animal thing.


  35. - Dan S, a Voter and Cubs Fan - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:24 pm:

    “I have less then this much patients for Illinois politics”.


  36. - Anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:27 pm:

    Fitzgerald, showing he can indeed loosen up, shows his technique for the drinking game “Quarters”


  37. - Die Hard Cub Fan - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:27 pm:

    I am this close to announcing my campaign for Governor of Illinois.
    (Please sir, we need you.).


  38. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:33 pm:

    We keep on grinnin’ ’til the weekend comes
    Just a pinch between your cheek and gums
    All night long. All night long


  39. - Little Egypt - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:38 pm:

    Years ago, I thought of changing careers and came this close to going into the blog business and calling it The Capitol Fax.


  40. - Bluefish - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:40 pm:

    If you thought Obama was cool swatting that pesky fly then watch this trick.


  41. - Truthful James - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:07 pm:

    We are down to the nitty gritty on the Blago case, The nitty is done and there is just this much of the gritty left.


  42. - Captain Flume - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:13 pm:

    Nope, this is LESS than zero!


  43. - Steve - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:23 pm:

    He wasn’t “this” close to being indicted. The Family Secrets Trial was two years ago and John DiFronzo is still a free man.


  44. - Highland, IL - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:45 pm:

    We let Mrs. B leave the country after we implanted her with a tracking device about this big….


  45. - Bobs yer - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 3:24 pm:

    yes, I just quit smoking? How could you tell?


  46. - beyond over - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 3:26 pm:

    “We did a measurement of his testicular virility…”


  47. - Third Generation Chicago Native - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 3:30 pm:

    Rod Blagojevich does have an honest bone in his body, and it’s this big.


  48. - Fitzmas - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 4:18 pm:

    “Mike Flannery — I’m crushing yer Head!”


  49. - anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 4:25 pm:

    I’m squishing your head. I’m squishing your head.


  50. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 4:31 pm:

    “Do I think the GA will not be in session in July? There’s a chance. How much? About this much.”


  51. - Anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 4:42 pm:

    I passed my law exam by this much


  52. - Alvin - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 5:03 pm:

    This is how much prosecutorial ethics I have.


  53. - siyotanka - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 5:08 pm:

    What do you mean I look like Beaver Cleaver…why I outta take my fingers and flick you like this…


  54. - David - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 6:06 pm:

    We’re this far from the wheels falling of the state of Illinois.


  55. - David - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 6:07 pm:

    I meant “off”


  56. - long time state worker - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 6:32 pm:

    I am getting ready to change all the light bulbs in my office with this one move..


  57. - trafficmatt - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 6:41 pm:

    “How did we get the information on Rod? We’ll, we hired a dozen little gnomes to sneak around his office. The largest one was THIS big.”


  58. - OurMagician - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 7:07 pm:

    There’s this much chance a budget gets passed


  59. - Political observer - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 8:42 pm:

    This is how much of a chance I give Gov Sanford at not being invesitgation by his state’s own AG…or of getting the keys to the locks his wife changed.


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