In the event Alexi Giannoulias gets elected, House Speaker Michael Madigan would like you to know that he's not a fan.
Powerful Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan today had a bit of
a chuckle at the expense of Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alexi
Asked if the problems at the Giannoulias
family-owned Broadway Bank would affect the candidate's voter support
in the Senate race, Madigan replied, "I'm glad I don't have any
Awww...that's sweet. Actually, it is. Compared to what Madigan has said about Cook County Assessor James Houlihan recently, after Houlihan tried to pin the property tax bill lag on a Madigan ally, this is downright kind. Of course, this is just the beginning. The longer Alexi hangs around, the more elected officials will try to distance themselves from him, particularly if they believe he's going to lose to Mark Kirk, thus ending his political career.
Poor sexy Lexi. Just can't catch a break. Especially now that I've discovered that people call him "Sexy Lexi." Because that's hilarious and I'm going to use it until its long outlived its novelty.
Illinois GOP YouTube user "MobBanker" released this video entitled "if I had $20 Million," running through Alexi and his family's shady dealings. I guess I'll forgive the outdated cultural reference/parody material...this time...but only because the information contained herein is pretty comprehensive.