The [Friday] Papers
Unless that was a drunk and horny Barack Obama trying to reach me last night, he still hasn't sent his vice presidential text.
Q: If he sends it while walking down a Chicago street, will he be arrested?
If they only way to defeat the Machine and bring democracy to Chicago is to vote for a clown, then vote for a clown. Two years of Ray Wardingley is bettter than two years of Emil Jones III, I can assure you, and the result would be a slew of candidates in the next election trying to grab that seat - just like it should be. Ray Wardingley is endorsed.
No. Being out of public office means you're a second-class citizen.
"'He's well-qualified for the position,' Jones said, shortly after displaying a picture of his son attending a Senate committee hearing as a child."
His son voted present.
"As the constitution says, 21 years old, resident, must reside in the district. All the other things are extra."
So he's not well qualified, he's minimally qualified. Except that by "extra" I think he meant "relative."
"He has all the tools necessary."
Like a safecracker.
"He knows the process."
So he can start screwing the public immediately!
For example, look at how he just fattened his wallet.
Thought: Doesn't the Jones ascension work against Lisa Madigan? The circumstances are different - she actually ran in a tough primary, though her father strong-armed an awful lot of people along the way - but if the public's outrage finally, finally wells over, there could be room for a candidate without dubious family ties.
Meeks & Piques
This is also a reason why the real answer to public housing is scattered-site not scatter-away.
Ghost of Royko
Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report
The Invitational is a tournament whereby we compete to see who can put together the best sets on the jukebox while also judging everyone else's picks - and yes, I mean judging. In other words, it's just another Friday night at the bar, but stop by if you want and we can plan Ray Wardingley's campaign.
The Beachwood Tip Line: Vote Clown.
Posted on August 22, 2008
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