As mentioned at today’s press conference, Gov. Rod Blagojevich said it was “highly unlikely” that the Illinois National Guard would be sent out to help the Chicago police. The more likely scenario involves the Illinois State Police. The Governor is meeting with law enforcement officials later today to look at options on how the state can help Mayor Daley with more personnel.
The National Guard will only be attending the meeting today for informational purposes.The only way the National Guard would be involved, if they are involved, is with the use of tactical helicopters that are currently used in narcotic operations. No National Guard troops are being considered.
On a lighter note, Michelle Malkin and her readers are having a field day with Blago's statements:
- Yes, and we all know a “surge” will just make things worse.
- You know, the gun-toting, Bible-carrying folks in the rest of Illinois seem to get along just fine. Maybe someday though those same folks in the rest of the state will start paying attention to elections rather than continuing to elect such idiots as the governor, Durbin, Obama, etc.
- …Chicago Public Schools officials say more than two dozen students have been killed by gunfire since last September. Are they talking about Chicago or Kabul?
- Chicago = Anbar Province (About 18 months ago that is..Today’s Anbar Province is safer than Chicago)
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