Thursday, October 12, 2006

Judy's Happy Dance? Maybe Not

Channel 2, Channel 7 and the Sun Times cover it here.
  • Wielding their clout like a club, Antoin Rezko, a top adviser and fund-raiser for Gov. Blagojevich, and GOP insider Stuart Levine were partners in crime as they arranged to shake down nearly $5 million in kickbacks from six investment firms looking for business with the state, a federal indictment alleged today.
The Barr-Topinka people ought to be a little careful making hay out of this one. As you can see in the first line, a GOP insider is also named as a co-conspirator. This just proves John Kass's longtime allegations that there is no two party system in Illinois - just a political combine that works together to enrich certain companies that in turn contribute money to both parties just to keep money flowing. The ultimate loser? Taxpayers.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Would you give a 8-year-old a check for $1500?????


10/11/2006 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes to taking money it appears that Blago was correct at his innaguration when he said that it was a new day in Springfield when he got elected. Ryan took thousands and Blago wanted millions, that is a big difference.

The media reported Rezko was also involved with Harold Washington and Stroger.

There has been no reports yet that Levine stole any money under Ryan!

I would guess that Topinka can use this even though the slickster Gov will try to blame the Republicans.

One question I have is this. Do Federal Penitentiaries allow hair blowers, mousse (sic), and hair spray?

Who is the FOP going to endorse?

10/12/2006 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP endorsed Blago. More indictments are rumored to be coming. Things that make you Hmmm.

10/12/2006 05:43:00 AM  
Blogger 003lifer said...

My question is as follows:

Did anyone at the Police Pension Fund engage in similar schemes requiring "pay to play" as Blago allowed at the Teachers Retirement Fund?

10/12/2006 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The recent indictment of Rezko is very damaging to the Gov's. campaign. This could be what Judy needs to put her over the top.
But, with no money left for commercials it would be difficult for Judy to go negative on t.v.

However, with a low voter turn out predicted, it's still a precinct captains race that could put Blago back in office for another four years...

10/12/2006 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you suggesting that there might be an Evil Cabal in the Shitty of Chicago, Crook County,

10/12/2006 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, here is what we do: Fuck Topinka, she has yet to come out in favor of ending the moratorium on capital punishment enacted by the little pimp and has not addressed re-establishing the death penalty in Illinois. But wait-mercy for convicted murderers, and fuck the innocent life lost to abortion, right "pro-abortion" Judy?

Oh yeah, and what about the 18 million dollar state backed loan you wanted to forgive for Cellini on the hotel in Springfield? Do you think this has escaped scrutiny by the G? Wonder what kind of quid pro quo occurred there?

So here is what we do--vote Birkett for Lt. Govenor and do not vote for either candidate for govenor. Blago is going to jail, Ryan pal Topinka might be close behind, and we wind up with Birkett-who loves the police-as our chief executive. Well it makes sense after eight, or is it nine, Spaten Oktoberfest's!

10/12/2006 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Topinka is no prize. She is very much a part of the George Ryan cabal, and part of the political combine that John Kass speaks about. She is the lesser of two evils, and I will hold my nose and vote for her. Having said that, even with the Reszko indictment, I'don't think she will win. (Unless there is another October surprize.) But I predict that Blajoveich, who is every bit as corrupt as George Ryan,will be indicted before the end of his second term.

10/12/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous bugs bunny said...

Imagine there were 63 lobbyist in 1968 and now there are 34,000. Talk about mega connections no wonder it's so hard getting ahead these days. Corporations are covered many times over and are writing law their way. 34,000 lobbyist's all shapes and sizes. Somebody close the flood gate.

10/12/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we let Blago go to jail, JBT let Joe Birkett run the law enforcement agenda for the state, run Ted Street and Mark Donahue up the pole for serious violations of mistrust and misconduct within the FOP, and then let us get on to police work. Damn this Gov makes me sick every time I see him. And Quinn aint nothin but the butt boy.

10/12/2006 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm: When Blago joins Ryan at Club Fed who gets the lower bunk?

10/14/2006 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Blago and his band of sneak thieves were willing to go after hundreds of millions from the state teachers pension fund you can bet they had their eye on other pension funds.

Are there any STOPS in the law that prevents BLAGO and the PURSE SNATCHERS OF ILLINOIS from getting our pension money.

10/14/2006 05:23:00 AM  

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