Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is way off base on Andy Shaw but that really shouldn't surprise anyone who understands a little something about "king-making."
And in Illinois the undisputed king-maker is Michael J. Madigan and not Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association.
Besides where does the Speaker of the House even get off saying that Andy Shaw is out to tarnish Democratic Candidates? Hell, Illinois Democrats do a hell of a great job at tarnishing themselves nearly every time they open their mouths.
Da noive of some people!
Oh well what are you going to do with these career politicians who have lived so high off the hog for so long that they have become the over-stuffed hogs they have become and are unable to accept the criticism that goes along with it. Perhaps they need to take a good hard look into their mirrors before assuming the standard gorge thyself position in front of the public feeding trough.
Maybe, just maybe they would then realize that most people (you know those without a vested interest in having the same career politicians re-elected) just don't trust your typical law-makers around here. Especially Illinois Democrats who have managed to bring this state to the brink of bankruptcy while still refusing to address the very issues which created the mess in the first place.
In short, Mister Madigan, the Democrats have no one to blame but themselves. Political corruption, cronyism and nepotism have become time-honored traditions under the Illinois Democrats. Hell, even when they are finally caught they continue to defend those traditions all the while rambling on about their well-endowed balls.
So what in the world could Andy Shaw possibly say or do to irritate you?
I suppose the only thing that could possibly piss you or anyone of the 71-member House Democratic Caucus or members of the Democratic State Central Committee you sent letters to is the thought there is a government watchdog looking into what that membership is doing.
So let's call an ace an ace shall we?
Matter of fact, I wish Andy Shaw would do even more than he does to expose people like Patrick Ward and how you helped grease the way for him to have government employment while drawing a government pension. Hell, I wish Andy Shaw would have responded to my emails. But that doesn't mean that the people of Illinois shouldn't know about alleged or blatant in your face actions by our so-called elected leaders.
My advice? Grow up and take the heat as it appears you have been able to do that quite well without so much of a hint that your step-daughter will ever do her sworn duty to investigate any allegations involving you or your closest colleagues and allies.
So sit back - enjoy your daily apple.
Besides you can even keep telling people to go pound sand.
Which, by the way, I've heard you are really good at.
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