Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Why Can't Mary Mitchell Pronounce "Blagojevich?"

Mary Mitchell, the racist imbecile who writes a regular column for the Chicago Sun-Times, just cannot pronounce the last name of the Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich. It is properly pronounced "blah-GOY-yah-vitch" but for some bizarre reason known only to her, Mitchell pronounces it "blah-go-ah-vitch," completely leaving out the "OY" part of it. Listen to her yourself. Rod Blagojevich is the guy that news anchors around North America suddenly had to get up to speed on after he so rudely burst into the nation's consciousness when he was arrested at 6:30 a.m. on December 9, 2008 by federal agents. Most news anchors had never heard of Rod Blagojevich before that day, but most had the pronunciation of his last name down by noon. The rest had it down by noon the following day. Mitchell, on the other hand, has had years to practice saying "blah-GOY-yah-vitch" but still doesn't say it correctly. Mitchell's been writing about Illinois politics for many years. She has undoubtedly heard "Blagojevich" pronounced correctly, I'm guessing, at least a hundred thousand times since he first ran for governor. Why, then, can't she pronounce his name? Seriously, can somebody tell why? RELATED: Why Blagojevich Still Has African American Support: Mary Mitchell Subscribe to Chicago News Bench