September 30, 2009 | Filed Under Chicago, Conservatives, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Corruption, Illinois, Journalism, Liberals, Republicans, State Government, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
Looks like gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski (pronounced an-gee-ef-ski – Campaign site) has caught the eye of the Chicago Tribune’s John Kass, he of inveighing against “the combine” — that idea that top level Republicans are in the pockets of their counterparts in the state Democratic Party.
Kass used Andrzejewski’s campaign to gig his whipping boy once again:
Adam Andrzejewski (pronounced An-jee-ef-ski) is running for governor in the Republican primary on a platform of reform, offering specific spending cuts and holding the line on taxes.
Only in Illinois, where government is big business and the parties’ trading jobs for support makes them almost indistinguishable.
I can’t say that Kass is wrong. But it is good to see that Andrzejewski is making some headway in the political arena.
Kass makes an obvious point about the Ill. GOP, but it is one that should be at the forefront of every Republican’s mind as he prepares to consider the 2010 elections.
Political corruption and thuggish government will certainly be issues in the general election. With Chicago Democrats in power, Republicans theoretically should be able to take advantage. Yet the Illinois Republican Party has been in free fall for years — rudderless and identified not for reform but for being the corporate wing of the state Democrats.
Absolutely dead on, Mr. Kass.
Personally, I’d love to see an outsider like Andrzejewski, a man of sunny disposition and big ideas, to get a chance to take on the establishment.
Andrzejewski’s reform message is the right one for the times, to be sure. That’s why I like Proft’s message for the most part, as well. It is also why I am personally left a bit cold by Schillerstrom’s message (though he is highly qualified), Brady’s message (ditto) and Dillard (whose message is a simple recounting of his resume ad nauseam).
And the race is on…
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as NewsBusters.org, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, TheRealityCheck.org, RedState.com, Human Events Magazine, AmericanDailyReview.com, and the New Media Journal, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events and is currently the co-host of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Conservatism” heard on BlogTalkRadio. Warner is also the editor of the Cook County Page for RedCounty.com.
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