The Sauerberg campaign isn't happy about how the State Journal-Register endorsed Dick Durbin this morning. Calling the state capital's newsrag an "ultra-liberal newspaper," Dr. Sauerberg is especially appalled the SJR said Durbin "had the courage" to refer to our U.S. troops as "Nazis." We have to agree with Sauerberg's outrage.
How could a Midwestern state with common sense, hard-working citizens elect such a treacherous man to represent our state? From the Sauerberg campaign:
(Lombard, IL) – This morning, the State Journal-Register issued its endorsement for the 2008 U.S. Senate race in Illinois. While it came as no surprise that the ultra-liberal newspaper, which previously has thrown its weight behind Governor Rod Blagojevich, endorsed Durbin, what did come as a surprise is the reasons given by the paper.
"In what truly has to be the most bizarre and troubling political endorsement of all time, the State Journal-Register encourages voters to cast a vote for Dick Durbin because he had what they refer to as the 'courage' to go to the floor of the Senate in 2005 and compare our troops to Nazis," said Republican nominee Steve Sauerberg, M.D.
In addition to praising Durbin's "courage" for slandering our troops, the paper also praised Durbin's votes for wasteful earmark spending, and criticized Dr. Sauerberg for his pledge to only serve two terms when elected. "This endorsement makes two things crystal clear," continued Sauerberg. "First, the liberal media in this state is completely and totally divorced from reality, and second, it speaks volumes about Dick Durbin's record if these are the best reasons that can be offered for his re-election."
"If the State Journal-Register thinks that comparing our troops to Nazis qualifies as 'courage' and that participating in the morally bankrupt earmark process in Washington, D.C., – a corrupt process that has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars – should be lauded, then I wear its failure to endorse my campaign as a badge of honor," concluded Sauerberg.