December 13, 2008

Fedora Boy Talked To Blago Boy

From the Chicago Tribune:

“Emanuel delivered a list of candidates who would be "acceptable" to Obama, the source said. On the list were Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth, state Comptroller Dan Hynes and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Chicago, the source said. All are Democrats.

Sometime after the election, Emanuel called Harris back to add the name of Democratic Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan to the approved list, the source said.”

Jan spoke to Fedora Boy Emanuel on Thursday to ‘get some intelligence on whether Obama might approve of her selection as senator'.

At this point, Mr. Obama, you might consider asking a regular person to be senator. It's only a two year stint. You just might get a person who understands the plight of Illinoisans better than these egotistical politicos – Aunt Jan in particular. Please don’t tell me she has no hidden agenda. For all we 'idiot taxpayers' know one of the contenders may have put the idea in the ear of a contenders cling-on to play Blago's raise a million game hoping they'd get caught! Anything is possible in this movie.

She was given a folder with photos of conditions people in the Broadmoor were living in years ago when she came to speak on hot summer evening. Her aide took it and was told of the quality of life issues that plagued North of Howard. No one ever contacted anyone on the list of names given. To do something constructive to correct the mess her friend Joe made of this area would not have been politically correct.

Essentially – the message from politicians to taxpayers is: To Hell With You – We’re Really In This For Our Own Gain.


Luke said...

As someone living north of Howard (and south of Main St.), I am a Jan supporter. Does she have an agenda? I hope so.

Toni said...

There's a difference between an agenda and a hidden agenda. ;-)

mcl said...

Do you live North of Howard IN CHICAGO or in Evanston? There is a big difference. To say you "live North of Howard" when in fact you live in Evanston is disingenuous, to say the least!

mcl said...

And Luke, in case you don't know, North of Howard refers to that CHICAGO neighborhood bounded by Juneway Terrace to the North, the lake to the East, Howard Street to the South and the CTA tracks/yard to the West!

Toni said...

I find it galling that there's a list of acceptables and even more galling that Jan S. called to check on her 'status'. Can't she just wait it out like everyone else? Is there some deadline to meet?