The [Thursday] Papers
"Does anybody really think Kerry meant to insult the troops by implying that if you're not educated, you'll end up as a soldier in Iraq?" Richard Roeper asks this morning (second item). "Does anybody believe Republicans were really offended?"
The Dimmer Twins
This is your media and your mayor. They're not very bright, and we all pay the price.
That's funny, because George W. Bush was for Vietnam before he was against personally attending it.
Dick "Dick" Cheney
Someone should ask the mayor if that offends him.
One synonym of audacity is effrontery, from the French word for shameless.
Why no, I don't! Please refresh my memory!
I smell a Chicago magazine story coming.
Zwecker said that before the defense he was planning to use took a blow in another case.
"Emanuel, working from a national perspective, decided from the start to devote resources to the most viable candidates," Sweet writes.
Gee, what a novel idea!
Meanwhile, it's really Howard Dean, who fought with Emanuel over strategy, who will be vindicated - not just next week but two years and four years from now. It was Dean who brought the new idea of spending money to compete in all 50 states and who will probably steal a few seats not previously thought competitive as a result of it, not to mention the benefits down the road of establishing his party's presence in places Realpolitik Democrats like Emanuel had previously abandoned.
Chicagoist: If you are elected governor, what would be your top three priorities for the State?
Rich Whitney: First, budgetary and education reform. Passing House Bill 750, including the Tax Swap. I'm the only candidate that is talking about fully funding education in a real way, a way that works for people.
Second, changing the rules of campaign finance. Ending pay-to-play, ending corporate donations. If you want to do business with the state, you can't be involved in politics. If you want to be involved in politics, you can't do business with the state.
Third, clean energy and sustainable transportation. Solar power, wind power, ending nuclear power in Illinois. I think this state is one of the largest producers and consumers of nuclear power. That must end. I would put a strong emphasis on smart urban planning, building cities that work for other forms of transportation, and putting a strong emphasis on public transit that works, that is affordable, and is sensible in the long-term.
The End of Halloween
(Also from Kaempfer: Why did the vampire subscribe to The Wall Street Journal? He heard it had great circulation . . . )
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Posted on November 2, 2006
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