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Stroger for Lieutenant Governor!

The junta that decided that Todd Stroger would make such a wonderful Cook County board president now has an opportunity to give him a promotion for a job well done. Democrats are looking for a new lieutenant governor candidate, and who could be better suited for the job?

The lieutenant governor doesn't do anything, so it'd be a great place to sequester the lad. As for him becoming governor as the need might arise, he's already got experience in the succession business. 
I'm just making a point here, somewhat obliquely. Why is the state Democratic central committee looking around for a new candidate, when the voters already have expressed a preference. The runner-up behind Scott Lee Cohen as the party's nominee is state Rep. Art Turner (D-Chicago) who is as qualified as any of the jamokes reportedly under consideration. But then again, the Democratic Party is falling out of the habit of allowing voters the right to select who represents them--witness Roland Burris.As if the junta has done such a good job of picking public officials in the past.

 

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  • Madigan has a friend or relative who if elected Lt Gov would be deserving of the big pension that the Lt G receives when he leaves that important office.

    I will be betting against quinn and the dems.

  • There has to be a way for all voters to get a referendem on the ballot for term limits and or the end of gerrymandering.This is the way these pirates stay in office.Everyone knows Madigan has to go,he's the BIG sticking point in the state.Lets find a way to throw these bums out.........................................

  • In reply to waterbill:

    No. If Quinn had to rely all these years on "advisory referenda," such as "are you in favor of the Bernanadin Amendment [of which the Cardinal did not give me permission to use his name, but] to guarantee health care for all," do you think that now he is in power until Jan. 3, he is going to give the people a real vote? The one time he was behind an actual constitutional amendment, he did away with cumulative voting, resulting in the General Assembly becoming the partisan stalemated hellhole it now is.

    I mentioned on various boards, the first day when the Cohen matter supposedly arose,that "what do you want--Madigan to chose the candidate," and, sure enough, I was right. You know that Madigan prevails over Quinn and Durbin, both of the latter of which have no stones.

    Of course, I said, all this can do is help Brady or Dillard.

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