Sometimes all you can do is shake your head with Illinois politics. Other times, you can get mad enough to do something about it. Today's Southtown Star "Always Right" column reviews this past week's news stories about Giannoulias' family bank loaning to convicted felon Tony Rezko and his development partner Iraqi billionaire, Saddam Hussein-associated, Nahdmi Auchi. It also mentions Rod Blagojevich and the contemptuous Coin Operator lobbyist/Cook County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Berrios and House Speaker/IL Democratic Party chairman Mike Madigan twosome.
Giannoulias told a local television reporter this week that it's all D.C. guilt by association. In other words, folks, the whole Giannoulias-Rezko-Auchi-Hussein connection is meaningless. Look the other way, and vote for Alexi to become one of 100 U.S. senators in November.
Right. Shaking your head?
Shaking your head?
It gets worse. This week we learn of Gov. Pat Quinn's after-hours stealth law signings. A key one, which gives us hard evidence of how much a part of the Chicago Machine Quinn is, was signed into law against the advice of his own Gaming Commission chief.