I-L-L-I-N-O-I-S. Raid the state’s funds; hide from the press.

(With apologies to Sufjan Stephens for the title.)

As reported in Quad-Cities Online by Mitzie Stelte, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich raided numerous state funds to pursue the state’s appeal of their controversial ban on violent video games.

This may be what politicians do best, but the law had no chance of winning the appeal, and I consider a primary task of the Governor to figure out where the state’s money is best spent. I guess he figured the positive political points he’d score for this pointless exercise would outweigh any negative ones if he got “caught”. I hope he was wrong. Illinois, it’s up to you now.