The Jan Schakowsky's corruption question brush-off

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Here's a summary of  a fix that Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has landed in thanks to a mysteriously disappearing earmark for a kinky organization. It's worth reading in its entirety. 


BigGovernment reports:

Ihttp://biggovernment.com/capitolconfidential/2010/06/25/the-chicago-politician-the-discredited-non-profit-and-a-mystery-earmark/n last year's federal budget, Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky introduced and then withdrew what appears to have been a multi-million dollar earmark for the Save-A-Life Foundation (SALF), a now-defunct nonprofit that claims to have provided first aid training for nearly two million students, many of them in the Chicago Public Schools

Hat tip to NewsAlert.

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  • Someone should ask this piece of ,the ties she had to the writers of the health care bill.The connections to Seaway bank debackle. This so called representative of the people should be in jail not washington.We get so angry with the media for what they don't report. Ask these people the tough questions,belive me she won't answer them but ask them.this woman should not be incharge of a kool-aid stand let alone millions of our tax dollars.

  • Let's not forget that her husband is a convicted felon for laundering money for some "worthy cause."

    I got a call the other day from the campaign office of someone running in my district who lives in her's. While I gave that worker a piece of my mind about what I thought about that candidate, I forgot to ask "why doesn't he run against the ineffective congresswoman in his district?" If I get that call again (hopefully I cut it off at the pass), I will.

    Of course, while the papers are all over Kirk for his resume, you are picking up a blog spot here. Any chance that the Tribune will investigate this? Probably not.

  • In reply to jack:

    Her opposition in the "race" is Joel Pollak. For an insight into how the media treat him read Tom Roeser's column: http://www.cdobs.com/archive/featured/the-giant-squid-that-is-the-chicago-incumbent-media/

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    It's nice that Roeser talks about the Chicago media. However, I posited a direct question about one Chicago media outlet, which apparently employs you, investigating the story. You didn't give me a straight answer to that.

    If you don't have any influence there, at least tell us who does. Somebody there seemed awful concerned that Brady didn't go to the Gay Rights Parade, and that Kirk was a kindergarten teacher's aide instead of a kindergarten teacher, but apparently cares little about this.

    As I said, if there is a story, why doesn't the Tribune investigate that?

  • In reply to jack:

    I'm a freelance writer. I can't speak for the Tribune. As for who has influence there, start by looking at the masthead.

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    Again, that's fine. I understand what being a freelance writer is. However, I find it strange that the Tribune gives you this space and pays you to grouse about the lack of balanced coverage, while apparently standing immune for that lack of balanced coverage.

    Is the Tribune going to let you print this in its paper or publish it on its main site? Or just continue worrying about who attended the Gay Rights Parade?

  • In reply to jack:

    And here's the kind of in-depth reporting about Pollak that you won't get here: http://www.examiner.com/x-40083-Milwaukee-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2010m4d20-Would-be-giantkiller-Joel-Pollak-a-new-tea-party-hero

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