The ongoing saga...
The Good: Music icon Paul McCartney received the
distinguished Gershwin Prize for music at the White House last week. Established by the Library of Congress to
honor contributors to pop music, McCartney performed in the East Room for
invited guests and the First Family. Other
notable musicians attending the event included Stevie Wonder and Elvis Costello,
and it was fun to see the Obamas swaying to many of the Beatles' greatest hits.
The Bad: The drilling leak in the
Gulf of Mexico continues to spill oil. With almost 50 days passing since the
initial accident, many are now predicting the disaster could last until
Christmas. Let's hope that BP and the
government find a solution as soon as possible.
The Ugly: This week kicked off the
much-anticipated trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who has
been accused of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Obama.
With reports out that leading White House figures such as Chief of Staff Rahm
Emmanuel and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett potentially being forced to
testify, the court could very well expose a seamier, ugly side of Chicago