It's about time that someone did a documentary on Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the pilot who drove the state of Illinois into a mountain. Now, the Illinois Policy Institute has done it. Check out this trailer:
As the Institute notes:
Illinois is one of only 14 states without term limits and this documentary highlights the influence an officeholder can wield in the absence of term limits. Madigan is the longest-serving House Speaker in the U.S. Madigan became an Illinois legislator in 1971 and has been Speaker of the House in Illinois for all but two years since 1983. During the time Madigan has been Speaker, Illinois has had six different governors, more than 200 state senators and more than 500 state representatives.
"Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics" will be available for viewing online and at select Illinois movie theaters during the second week of October.
Madigan has been given the opportunity to do this right for more than 30 years. Isn't it time that his ticket was punched?
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