Todd Stroger is available
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.