Piling on Stroger
- Have you had enough, yet? That's Tony Peraica's campaign slogan. He says he has been using it for a year and a half now. I probably didn't pay much attention for the first year because I never would have expected to be in his corner. But you know what?
I've decided I have had enough. I'm voting for Peraica.
It's not an easy fit. He's a conservative Republican. I consider myself a liberal Democrat.
We're on opposite sides of the hot-button social issues.
But we seem to have one important belief in common: the idea that Cook County government needs to be turned upside down and given a good shaking.
- It's the county version of Chicago's political spoils system. Progressives now face a choice for Cook County Board president. They can ill serve the poor by fundamentally continuing the system under the direction of Democrat Todd Stroger, the Chicago alderman who is himself a progeny of the system. Or they can better serve the most needy by supporting suburban Republican Tony Peraica.