Liz, in response to your op-ed about my recent column in the Southtown Star, let me say that I wish you success in building the Cook County GOP through your positions in Orland township and on the county board. What is done - or not done - in Cook County affects the strength of the Republican Party throughout Illinois and beyond.
I, for one, would be delighted if one day you proved me wrong. And if that day ever comes I will be the first to say I was mistaken. Until then, however, there's a lot of work to do, and there's few in Cook County with as much power to do it as you.
However, elected officials attacking private citizens in order to cover their political failures is a tactic that's worn thin in the State of Illinois. The public no longer believes the endless excuses and aspersions from politicians of either party. We want results instead of rationalization. We want competence instead of corruption. We want leadership instead of political pragmatism.
Your Southtown-Star accusations are beneath someone in your position. Unfortunately, the hypocrisy and childishness exhibited in your op/ed only further proves the observations I made.
For the people of Cook County and the rest of Illinois, I sincerely wish you the best in your promise to grow the Republican Party. But I'll maintain my position until I see real results.
Prove me wrong Liz.