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Old 11-05-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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There is a good chance that Blago will be part of the team. Why wouldnt he Obama and him think alike.
Dont be surprised at this bold move
Not a chance. If you think there's a strong kinship here, you haven't been paying attention. Blago's toxic, and has been strategically isolated by other Illinois Dems in the last year. He's being set up to take a fall.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: northwest side of chicago
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Maybe Spike Lee will have a position in the White House- or even Louis Farrakhan- scary huh.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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Maybe Spike Lee will have a position in the White House- or even Louis Farrakhan- scary huh.
Um, sure. Just like McCain was going to slate James Dobson, Pat Robertson, and David Duke in his cabinet.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
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Maybe Spike Lee will have a position in the White House- or even Louis Farrakhan- scary huh.
Where do people come up with this stuff? Ridiculous.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: northwest side of chicago
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Where do people come up with this stuff? Ridiculous.
Even more ridiculous that Spike Lee was interviewed by Channel 7 last night at the rally. The man is a total bigot.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: IL
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Seriously here, I have been learning as much as I can about Metro Chicago due to a likely upcoming move and after reading a history of your Governor, I really don't understand how he got re-elected in 2006 with over 50% of the vote. I know the state leans Dem, but can't people look past party affiliations and vote bad pols out? Then I read about Stroger and it just seems so bleak. I really don't get it.

BTW, I am not a Dem or Rep and vote across party lines consistently.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
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Even more ridiculous that Spike Lee was interviewed by Channel 7 last night at the rally. The man is a total bigot.

Well, I didn't see the Spike Lee interview, but other news outlets interviewed Brad Pitt & Oprah who were also at the rally. Are they bigots, too?
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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Even more ridiculous that Spike Lee was interviewed by Channel 7 last night at the rally. The man is a total bigot.
The media does a lot of frivolous stuff that no one cares about. I think we can agree on that.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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Seriously here, I have been learning as much as I can about Metro Chicago due to a likely upcoming move and after reading a history of your Governor, I really don't understand how he got re-elected in 2006 with over 50% of the vote. I know the state leans Dem, but can't people look past party affiliations and vote bad pols out? Then I read about Stroger and it just seems so bleak. I really don't get it.

BTW, I am not a Dem or Rep and vote across party lines consistently.
The problem is that the Republican options are awful as well. Topinka put her foot in her mouth every time she opened it. Stroger's father won the party nomination, passed it on to him, and I think a lot of people thought they were voting for his father. It was a very close race in the primary, I don't think either Stroger or Blago will get another term.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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I don't think either Stroger or Blago will get another term.
God I hope not! I'm pretty sure Blago's done, but Stroger has done more damage with that sales tax hike--and seems to have a stronger voter base, unfortunately!
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