January 30, 2009


Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 1:06 pm
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blago-theme-song-pix Prominent people should have a theme song. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (left), accused of trying to sell former Senator Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder, might have claimed this song as his theme before yesterday.  After being convicted in the impeachment proceeding and removed by the Illinois Senate yesterday, citizen Blagojevich (right) might have chosen this song. Here are some possible theme songs for a few local personalities.

Coeur d’Alene City Hall

Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem

Coeur d’Alene City Council (or) North Idaho College Board of Trustees

Coeur d’Alene City Administrator Wendy Gabriel

Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Wayne Longo

Coeur d’Alene Urban Renewal Agency (LCDC) Director Tony Berns

Northern Idaho Consortium for Higher Education – Director and newspaper columnist Jay “Mr. Ed” Baldwin

Citizen-activist and newspaper columnist Mary Souza

Citizen-activist and author Dan Gookin

Citizen-activist Larry Spencer


  1. Very funny, Bill ! If I could choose a song for you, it would be “Secret Agent Man”.

    Comment by mary — January 30, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

  2. Bill, you are funny. How’s bout picking one for yourself? Like G ang Busters.And may I nominate one for the City Council? The theme from the old radio show, Inner Sanctum, with the squeaky door and the question, “Who knows what goes on behind the closed door, The Shadow knows…”…or, come to think of it, maybe that would be better for me, the Open Meeting Guy.

    Comment by Gary Ingram — January 30, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

  3. Gary,

    I had one queued up but decided not to include it because I’m not prominent in the community. However, here ’tis.

    Comment by Bill — January 30, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

  4. How ’bout Margaret Whiting “My Foolish Heart” for the taxpayers. OR OR how ’bout this I think it is Tennesee Ernie Ford “Sixteen Tons” for the taxpayers.

    I can think of a couple that SHOULD be “Lying Eyes” by the Eagles!


    Comment by concerned citizen — January 30, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

  5. concerned citizen,

    Great suggestions! Thanks! I found Maggie Whiting’s but could only find the Johnny Cash version of Sixteen Tons. I went back into your comment and linked to them and to the Eagles “Lying Eyes”.

    Comment by Bill — January 30, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

  6. Bill, I’m aware now that I mixed two different themes as one,in my request. It’s been 50 years or more since as child I listened to those shows on the radio and my memory is weak. The Shadow is one, and Inner Sanctum is the other. The Inner Sanctum had the squeaky door, but I don’t recall the voice or music. The other, The Shadow would be appropriate for you, I think. Thanks for the memories. Can you find Inner Sanctum?

    Comment by Gary Ingram — January 30, 2009 @ 5:46 pm

  7. Gary,

    The Inner Sanctum creaking door is supposedly one of only two sound effects ever copyrighted. Don’t ask what the other one is, ’cause I don’t know.

    If you’re interested in old time radio (I am!), then go to the When Radio Was website and follow the link to the Inner Sanctum webpage. I plan to ask the Hayden branch of the KSAL system to see if it can find the book mentioned on the webpage.

    Jim French in Seattle is trying to recreate old-time radio programs with his Imagination Theater.

    Both When Radio Was and Imagination Theater air on KXLY out of Spokane, but of course it cuts power at night, and that’s when they air. I think KTRW out of Spokane also airs some old radio programs on Saturday.

    Comment by Bill — January 30, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

  8. Bill, thanks again for this very entertaining and revealing post. I’ll ask no more from you. And to all your readers, just remember, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Bill McCrory knowwwwwsss.

    Comment by Gary Ingram — January 30, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

  9. “My Kind of Town” Frank Senatra—–LCDC!

    Comment by concerned citizen — January 31, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

  10. I’m going to say:
    Foreigner,Head Games-for CDA City Council.:-)
    ACDC,what do you do for money honey,
    CDA Mayor Bloem. :~o

    Elvis,Return to Sender,for City Admin.Wendy Gabriel. ;-(

    Dire Straits,Money for Nothing,for
    Tony Berns/LCDC. :-p

    Comment by kageman — January 31, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

  11. concerned citizen,

    You beat me to it. I was thinking about Ray Price’s “On the South Side of Chicago”. Your choice is better.


    All outstanding choices. Thanks!

    Comment by Bill — January 31, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

  12. Dire Straits,Money for Nothing,for
    Tony Berns/LCDC. :-p

    Comment by kageman — January 31, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    LOL!!! That is SOOOOO fitting. Thanks for the laugh!

    Comment by concerned citizen — January 31, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

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