Ever wonder what a frustrated machine Republican, who realizes the base of his Party will never elect him to anything higher than State Senate, sounds like? Our guess is he would sound a lot like Kirk Dillard.
And here are a few quotes from Kirk just this week!
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Dillard - a delegate for GOP presidential candidate John McCain in last year's general election - still plays down the controversy over his Asama commercial for the Democratic primaries. 'My letters from Republicans are literally a thousand-to-one in support of my 10-second cameo appearance vouching that Sen. Obama...was easy to work with in Springfield,' Dillard said this morning."
ABC 7 Chicago: "I am blessed and feel free very proud that I got to work with this very exceptional gentleman long before the crowds got to know him," said State Sen. Kirk Dillard, (R) Naperville.
Southern Illinoisan: ''It's important to show and remind the world that Illinois produced Adlai Stevenson, Abraham Lincoln and now Senator Obama, our next president, that we have had tremendous political leaders come from our state,'' said state Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Vestment.
The Daily Herald: "I always knew Sen. Obama from the first time I met him was special," said state Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican. "I thought maybe someday if there was going to be an African American president he'd be the one who could be elected. I never, ever thought it would happen this quickly."
State Journal Register: "And to have a former colleague and a friend of mine become the president, even if he's of a different party and I don't agree with him on everything, I think, is mystical and wonderful."
Associated Press: "I instantly knew it would be a hit with the media and the media would make him a national celebrity," he (Dillard) said. "I was not surprised at all he became an instant player ... with his own skills and being the only African-American there. ... But I never thought the presidency might happen as quickly as it did.
Chicago Public Radio: "Dillard says he wants to learn from the excitement in Washington this week to help the Republican Party fire up young people back in Illinois."