Several columnists and bloggers wrote about the governor’s suspiciously timed greeting cards during the campaign. The AP has more today.
Just weeks before Election Day, Jen and Andrew Fitzgibbon got a card from Gov. Rod Blagojevich congratulating them on the birth of their new baby.
The only problem was that the Fitzgibbons’ youngest daughter, Lydia, wasn’t so new anymore â€” she celebrated her first birthday the week the card arrived.
Batches of greeting cards bearing niceties from Blagojevich and his wife arrived in mailboxes right before the spring and fall elections, raising new ethical questions about the Illinois governor.
As expected, a spokesman denied the timing was political, but check this out:
The state sent a batch of 13,792 cards in February â€” ahead of the March primary â€” and three more batches totaling 89,185 cards in the two months before the November election.