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The [Monday] Papers

"Does Lisa Madigan have a race on her hands?" asks Sun-Times political reporter Natasha Korecki.

"A new poll looking at the contest for Illinois Attorney General shows the Democratic incumbent leading her Republican opponent Paul Schimpf by just 9 percentage points."

Wow! That is news.

"The poll was paid for by Schimpf."

Jesus H. Christ in a bucket! Are you kidding me?

Here's a poll: 100 percent of those reached said the Sun-Times has their head up their ass. Caveat: I paid for the poll.


First, the poll was conducted by McKeon & Associates.

If it please the court, I re-enter Exhibit A in the People v. Sun-Times and McKeon & Associates.


"The telephone poll also included a series of questions gauging what voters were looking for in a candidate for attorney general. And some of those questions - asked before the 'who-would-you-vote-for' question - could be seen as casting Madigan in a less than favorable light.

"One question asked whether the person surveyed would be more or less likely to vote for someone whose 'Father is Illinois Speaker of the House and as Attorney General has rarely pursued political corruption cases.'"

Yes, I suppose that could be seen as casting Madigan in a less than favorable light. I'll have to think about it more to say for sure, though.


Here's another question:

"Would you be much more likely, somewhat more likely somewhat less likely or not likely at all to vote for a candidate for Illinois Attorney General who . . .

"Has worked in government and politics all her life?"


And so on.


I also don't know how McKeon determines "very likely" voters. The methodology available merely says that registered voters were polled.

Maybe they only polled voters who were very registered.


You know what else is missing in that Madigan poll story? A response from the Madigan campaign. No indication they were even asked.


Another question:

"Should the next Illinois Attorney General be a strong advocate for veterans, including suing federal veteran's hospitals that are not giving Illinois veterans proper treatment?"

What I wanna know is who are the 2 percent who said No.


Previously in McKeon/Sun-Times folly: Entirely laughable.


The Beachwood Radio Hour #16: Wanna Reduce Gun Violence? Build Peotone
And rename it Pendleton. Plus: Festival City. Privatizing Montrose Beach. The State of Illinois Building Sucks. So Does The Pritzker Pavilion. Red Light Rahmpage Redux. CPS Passes Fictional Budget. Our Putrid Police Chiefs. Mayor Jet Noise.

SportsMonday: D & D
For the Bears, all of the questions are on D.

The White Sox Report: The Big Heart
"I just watched a large man, a sports hero, a Chicago icon, display a slice of humanity that we see all too seldom from those who claim celebrity and adulation."

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #10: No Love For Bulls
Plus: Jay Cutler's Conversion Van, Hawk Gone & Patrick Kane's Excellent Offseason Adventure.

The Cub Factor
Will appear on Tuesday.

Local TV Notes: Candid Camera Chicago
Just kidding about the red-light cameras, Rahm!

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Diarrhea Planet, Camera Obscura, JEFF the Brotherhood, Girl Group Chicago, Les Twins, Panic! At The Disco, 7 Seconds, Animal Factory, Laura Cantrell, Nine Inch Nails, Matthew Sweet, Our Last Night, Aerosmith, Yes, Soundgarden, Walk The Moon, Slash and Myles Kennedy, Umphrey's McGee.


* Jose Abreu Is The Champion Of The Cheap Home Run.

* Job Opening: Senior Director Of E-Mail At Walgreens.








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Posted on July 28, 2014

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