Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Good lord. Somebody else in Illinois politics thinks former Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Graeme Zielinski is worth putting on the payroll. Collin Roth at RightWisconsin discovered a Chicago Sun-Times report of Zielinski’s new job, the spokesman for United Working Families. Like Crowell, Zielinski previously worked in Wisconsin, as spokesman for the state’s Democratic Party. […]

Even if the two sides come to an agreement, Chicago Public Schools’ financial situation means that the contract negotiated today may only contribute to the disaster tomorrow: Print this entry

 Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said that he was really drunk on Friday and has no idea why he announced he was running for governor. “Run for governor? Me? I’ve done that twice. Why the hell would I say that?” “I used every spending cut [Governor Scott] Walker gave me to use. I stuck it to […]

In Colorado, the Obama Administration offered a job to Andrew Romanoff to keep him out of the Senate race. In Pennsylvania, we’re still trying to answer the questions regarding what exactly was offered to Joe Sestak. Now the attention has turned to New York and Steve Israel’s decision not to run for Senate there (thanks: […]

ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is not satisfied with Obama’s answers. But there remain questions about how Blagojevich knew that Mr. Obama was not willing to give him anything in exchange for the Senate seat — with whom was Blagojevich speaking? Did that person report the governor to the authorities? And, it should […]

Compare and contrast. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) on his contacts and his staff’s contacts with Blagojevich regarding the Senate opening: Durbin and Blagojevich had spoken just once about the vacancy left by President-elect Barack Obama, and even that was freighted with drama. Durbin had called the governor shortly after the election to discuss possible candidates. […]

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into custody this morning after a federal investigation into corruption. Blagojevich was accused of trying to use the US Senate vacancy created by Barack Obama’s election for personal profit. Even more disturbing than allegedly trying to sell a senate seat: According to a federal criminal complaint, Blagojevich also was […]

Ed Garvey is looking for “change” and not seeing any. But if friends don’t let friends drive while drunk or vote Republican, then FOO–Friends of Obama–must, at a minimum, ask what the hell is happening on Iraq and the new quagmire Afghanistan? Haven’t heard boo about either unwinnable war or have we? Hillary “Hawk” Clinton […]

Okay, Ed Garvey makes a funny observation. Candidate Obama joked at the Al Smith dinner that whoever “gave me my middle name (Hussein) wasn’t thinking about my candidacy.” Lots of bigots tried to swift boat Barack on Ayers, socialists, Saul Alinsky and his middle name. None of it stuck. In the last desperate weeks of […]