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  • FITZGERALD GOING NUTS AGAIN: Breaking news from Chicago! According to the Chicago Breaking News Center, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said it will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today to announce public corruption charges. Sources say it is expected to be an indictment of an elected official.” Is it Roland Burris, after Chris Matthews was racist to him for a while? But he was never elected! In that case, “meh.” [Chicago Breaking News]

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43 comments

  1. NoWireHangers

    Patty F is breaking skulls again! I wish I had some deep dish pizza right about now.

  2. Urbanachiever

    Yay! It’s like Christmas morning! Is it wrong that I’m so excited about this? I hope its not some random, nobody state senator. I want this to be “Daley/Stroger”-calibre official.

  3. gurukalehuru

    In view of Patrick Fitzgerald’s actual track record, I’m not holding my breath.

    But, oh, there are so many to choose from.

  4. Mahousu

    [re=326326]Brendan M.[/re]: Yeah, I think Fitz must have finally found the birth certificate.

  5. tiny mexican

    [re=326327]gurukalehuru[/re]: George Ryan, Conrad Black, and the World Trade Center bombers might have some words on his “actual track record”…

  6. prototype

    That’s enough Patrick. Now you know Freepers are saying it’s Obama. I need to go check out their short lived joy.

  7. gurukalehuru

    [re=326331]tiny mexican[/re]: Oh, right, and he nailed that Scooter Libby character, too. Meanwhile Bush,Rove, Cheney and whoever is REALLY behind the implosion of the World Trade Center are all still free.

  8. Scarab

    As a typical American with a short term attention span I welcome this relief from the drawn-out Sotomayor story… ooh look, Jessica Simpson is skinny again!

  9. RabidHamster

    [re=326357]NoWireHangers[/re]: Oops, sorry. If you just stick with the top half where she has her skinned cat bag and robo-guinea pigs, it’s fine (sort of). Just don’t scroll down to where she tries to ruin perfectly good porn.

  10. freakishlystrong

    Good, maybe this’ll free up Paddy to go after REAL criminals, like the previous administration.

  11. SayItWithWookies

    [re=326365]el_chupacabra[/re]: Oooh, a Chicago alderman and it makes national news? Tomorrow Fitz is going to be trumpeting his investigation into a Chicago sewer inspector who was caught jaywalking on a traffic cam.

  12. sanantonerose

    [re=326327]gurukalehuru[/re]: Yeah, we all had such crushes on him during the Scooter Libby hootenanny. *sigh* Good times.

  13. Custerwolf

    [re=326368]Mahousu[/re]: Well perhaps this proves there IS a market for my abstract paintings done in menstrual blood.
    WTF is a “medicine purse”? You could carry your Costco-sized bottle of Midol in that thing.

  14. SayItWithWookies

    [re=326368]Mahousu[/re]: Ha — and I always thought you couldn’t make a silk purse out of a silk purse. Oh, wait.

  15. Bruno

    I hope its not Burris, he saved some woman’s bag from an airplane and therefore a Trailblazer

  16. Bruno

    Is is possible to prosecute the undead, ’cause I’ve seen the Trailblazers tomb. I’ve heard of clearing someone’s name after death, but prosecuting after death is new to me.

  17. RabidHamster

    [re=326368]Mahousu[/re]: Those must be a big hit at Renaissance Fairs. I wonder if the artist/manufacturer would be interested in branching out into “magick staffs” to complete her feminine temple theme. Every temple needs worshippers, and what could be more worshipful than a penis-shaped walking stick to go with your vulva purse?

  18. eclecticbrotha

    Way to go, Wonkette. I can’t wait to hear Tweety claim he bagged Burris on his show later today.

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