Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Irony... I the only one who sees it here?

CHICAGO — Democrat Mike Quigley knows that for at least a little while he'll be known as the guy who replaced Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, in Congress.
But Quigley, the reform-minded Cook County commissioner who claimed Emanuel's old seat in a special election on Tuesday, said he wants to strike out on his own quickly.
...The district is a Democratic stronghold stretching from Chicago's wealthy North Side lakefront to ethnic neighborhoods on the northwest side and neighboring Cook County suburbs. It's the same congressional seat once held by impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski.
That would be the same Rod Blagojevich who was recently indicted for trying to sell Obama's old Senate seat, and the same Dan Rostenkowski who was indicted, convicted and forced to step down from his Congressional leadership positions in 1994 for his role in the House post office scandal. Going from all that it's worth asking what kinds of "reform" Mr. Quigley has in mind for Washington. The smart money says it's going to be yet more Chicago-style thugocracy. I wonder why the AP didn't see fit to give any background on Mr. Rostenkowski. What lefty media, indeed.