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This Is What Happens When You Mess With Lincoln’s Log Cabin

Well, that didn’t take too long.

Nine days ago, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich did the unthinkable and shut down Lincoln’s Log Cabin — and a big Indian statue as well — claiming that the money wasn’t available to keep them open.

Lincoln souvenir.This morning, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested and taken away by the FBI, his pouf of hair in distress.

Publicly, the governor is being charged with trying “to sell the U.S. Senate seat” formerly occupied by Barack Obama, according to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

We condemn his actions, which were indefensible — unless, of course, he was trying to raise money to reopen the cabin and the statue.

Don’t laugh at that idea. You don’t mess with the Railsplitter, not in the Land of Lincoln, and certainly not on the eve of his 200th birthday (And don’t forget that a 48-foot-tall Indian was involved as well). Maybe the governor — too late — realized the error of his ways and was desperately trying to find a way out of a calamitous situation.

Too bad. Now that he’s gone, let’s use his salary to reopen the cabin and the Indian.

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Lincoln Log Cabin, But Not Abe Lincoln's

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site

Address:
400 S. Lincoln Hwy Rd, Lerna, IL
Directions:
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site. I-57 exit 190-A (Mattoon/Charleston). Drive east on Hwy 16, then after a half-mile turn right onto CR-870E/Lerna Rd. After five miles the road bends left and becomes E. Lincoln Hwy Rd. Follow this another seven miles southeast to the Park.
Hours:
Summer daily 9-5; off-season Th-Su. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
217-345-6489
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3 Responses to “This Is What Happens When You Mess With Lincoln’s Log Cabin”

  1. Nawhead Says:
    December 11th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    That’s crazyyy.

  2. Susie K Says:
    December 12th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    One look at that Rod Blagojevich’s hair, and you KNOW he is a sociopath. And now this swipe at Lincoln’s Log Cabin. How can we be surprised?

  3. Eden Says:
    December 16th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    We here in IL were wondering if he had tried to shake down the cabin, and when that didn’t work, shut it down for not giving him what he wanted.

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