"Gov. Rod Blagojevich Wednesday came out in support of Chief Illiniwek, and said he would use the full authority of his office to support previous decisions by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees to keep the mascot.
The governor also said he would oppose any effort by Senate President Emil Jones to punish the university if it failed to comply with his demands to stop using the mascot."
Bwahahahaha! Just kidding! Blago would actually have to have a spine to say that.
In reality, Blagojevich refused to take a stand...cause hey, that might cost him votes! As Bill puts it in the rest of his highly-recommended post, "Blago made one of his typical non-decision decisions. But then, no one seriously thought he would make any other kind of decision."